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Cultural Resistance Festival of Palestinian Theatre – 12th Anniversary event April 4-7

“My dream is that The Freedom Theatre will be the major force, cooperating with others in generating cultural resistance, carrying on it’s shoulders universal values of freedom and justice.” Juliano Mer Khamis  April is a month with profound meaning for The Freedom Theatre and for Jenin refugee camp. In April 2002, during the Battle of Jenin, residents of the camp managed to ... Read More »

Nabil Al-Raee returns as Artistic Director at The Freedom Theatre

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nabil Al-Raee as the Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre. Nabil Al-Raee joined The Freedom Theatre in 2007, initially to lead theatre workshops for youth. The first play he directed was The Journey, depicting the experiences of a group of young people longing to travel to the sea. He continued to stage plays, teach at The Freedom ... Read More »

2018 International Women’s Day event in Nablus

March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The Consulate General of Sweden welcomes you to a joint cultural event with the Palestinian Performing Arts Network (PPAN) on 7 March at 12:00 at Nablus Manucipality Center – Hamdi Manko, in cooperation with The Freedom Theatre and local communities. The cultural event will highlight stories of Palestinian rural women through performances by The Edward Said National Conservatory of ... Read More »

‚The Emigrants‘ performed in Jenin camp!

On 22 February, we welcomed the Yes Theatre from Hebron, to perform their latest production ‚The Emigrants‘. The play is based on Slawomir Mrozek’s book ‚The Emigrants‘, directed by Ihab Zahdeh and performed by Mohammed Al-Teeti & Raed Al-Shyoukhy. The play is set on New Years Eve; two emigrants, X and Y; one an intellectual and the other a labourer. ... Read More »

‚Hilarious and engaging tale of a comedy club in Jenin‘ – Showtime from the Frontline UK tour

In 2017, comedians Mark Thomas and Sam Beale worked with The Freedom Theatre and introduced stand-up comedy theatrical workshops which ended with the theatre’s first comedy show. As a result, graduates of The Freedom Theatre Acting School, Faisal Abu Alhayja and Alaa Shehada were chosen to work with Mark on the his show Showtime from the Frontline, about the Jenin comedy club. The trio kicked ... Read More »