Publications

Artistic volunteers wanted in Jenin!

Looking for volunteer opportunities over the next few months? Look no further! We are looking for voice trainers, costume and product designers, and scenographers to support our activities in the theatre school, training and workshops and upcoming productions!
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Spring time at The Freedom Theatre!

News and updates from The Freedom Theatre, Jenin refugee camp.

Greetings from Jenin Refugee Camp! After a lively festival week, which you will read more about in this newsletter, we want to share an update on the last months, as well as give you a look into our future plans.

Read more: Spring time at The Freedom Theatre!

Premiere: The Journey of the Others

At The Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp, the next Palestinian Intifada is brewing. A group of brave theatre actors risk their lives every day to fulfill a dream they are not willing to abandon; to show their play in New York.

The Journey of the Others
Directed by: Jaime Villarreal
Produced by: Benjamín Vicuña - Main Theme by: Roger Waters
Documentary- 2019 English & Arabic-English sub - 74 min

Screening in the presence of its director

The Freedom Theater & ALTO ANDES FILMS in cooperation with POUSTA & OPERA from Chile …  invite you to attend the premiere this coming Wednesday 3rd April at Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque in Ramallah @ 7pm.
Tickets: 10 NIS / $3

Read more: Premiere: The Journey of the Others

'And Here I Am' by Ahmed Tobasi

and here i am

'Celebrates the subversive nature of theatre'

Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, 'And Here I Am' is an epic voyage of identity and self discovery. Tobasi is a former student and graduate of The Freedom Theatre school and was born in Jenin refugee camp.

Read more: 'And Here I Am' by Ahmed Tobasi

Cultural Resistance Festival of Palestinian Theatre - 2019

April 4-11, 2018 - The Freedom Theatre, Jenin refugee camp

“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

Our theatre festival kicks off in less than a week on April 4th April and everyone's invited! There are several exciting activities planned for the week long event including theatrical performances from theatres across the West Bank, an international theatre performance, a chance for talks and discussions, a tour of Jenin camp and much more.

Read more: Cultural Resistance Festival of Palestinian Theatre - 2019

Cultural Resistance Festival of Palestinian Theatre

April 4-7, 2018 - The Freedom Theatre, Jenin refugee camp

“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

Read more: Cultural Resistance Festival of Palestinian Theatre

Press Release - Arrest of Zakaria Zubeidi

In the early morning of Wednesday 27th of February, the Israeli Occupation forces arrested Zakaria Zubeidi one of the founders of the Freedom Theatre and one of the students of the Stone Theatre, that was destroyed during the second Intifada.

Zakaria co-founded The Freedom Theatre with Juliano Mer-Khamis who was murdered outside the theatre on the 4th of April 2011. Zakaria continued to support the theatre for over a decade since its establishment in 2006 as well as being a leader and pioneer of cultural resistance.

Read more: Press Release - Arrest of Zakaria Zubeidi

Theatre Festival & Forum on Cultural Resistance

Jenin Refugee Camp, Occupied Palestine April 4-9, 2016

The Freedom Theatre's unique take on artistic expression as a form of resistance to oppression has gathered interest around the world. The theatre is frequently invited to international workshops and conferences to share its experiences and methods.

During April 4-9, there is an exceptional opportunity to explore the concept of cultural resistance in Palestine, with The Freedom Theatre's team present and with the addition of prominent Palestinian and international scholars, artists and activists.

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The Little Lantern

The Little Lantern

Based on the story written by Ghassan Kanafani.

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The Freedom Jatha – now touring India!

The Freedom Theatre's joint production with Jana Natya Manch, Hamesha Samida (Forever Steadfast) is the highlight of the Freedom Jatha project. The Freedom Jatha team is now in the midst of a tour that will be visiting eleven cities in India, performing over 30 times. The play is the outcome of the first theatrical collaboration between India and Palestine, and has already sparked many conversations about theatre, resistance and freedom.

Read more: The Freedom Jatha – now touring India!

US Too ... Women of Palestine

The Freedom Theatre, in collaboration with Mustakbalna (Our Future), is thrilled to present

Us Too … Women of Palestine

An original production and urgent protest inspired by Aeschylus’s play “The Suppliant Women” and performed by women from across Palestine involved with Interpeace’s programme in Palestine, and hoping to pursue theatre school.

Read more: US Too ... Women of Palestine

Interview with Nabil al Rae Director of Freedom Theatre

Ylenia Gostoli interviewed Nabil al Raee. You will find the Interview at -> en.qantara.de

 

News and updates from The Freedom Theatre, Jenin refugee camp.

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Greetings from Jenin Refugee Camp! After a busy autumn with shows in Europe, Cairo and Tunisia,  we want to share an update on the activities over the last months and tell you more about our future plans.

Read more: News and updates from The Freedom Theatre, Jenin refugee camp.

The Siege tours the West Bank: April 4-17

April 2002. Spring in Bethlehem. A group of Palestinian freedom fighters seek sanctuary in the Church of the Nativity, one of the world’s holiest sites, as the Israeli army closes in. Along with the fighters are some 200 priests, nuns and civilians. The siege lasts for 39 days, paralyzing the centre of Bethlehem. While the world is watching, the fighters are faced with the question of whether to struggle to the end or to surrender.

Read more: The Siege tours the West Bank: April 4-17

Return to Palestine comes to Europe

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Return to Palestine was originally produced in 2016 as part of the project ‘Interactive theatre as a tool for social change’ implemented by The Freedom Theatre in partnership with Ashtar for Theatre Production and Training.

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Power/Poison

Three young brothers are home alone. Their father has left and promised to return but after some time the boys begin to wonder if he is ever coming back. The brothers are faced with a series of problems that they need to solve in order to survive and to bring some stability to their lives. What will they eat? Who will be in charge?

Read more: Power/Poison

A Skate Play in Palestine

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We’re excited to announce the joint production of a skate play in Palestine with Eyes Up Here Productions LLC from the US and The Freedom Theatre.

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Zakaria Zubeidi freed from all charges

At a court hearing today, March 5th in Ramallah, Zakaria Zubeidi was acquitted of all charges in regards to the shooting at the house of the former Governor of Jenin, Kadura Musa, in May 2012. Zubeidi, who has repeatedly affirmed his innocence in relation to the allegations leveled against him, expressed his relief and gratitude towards the people who have stood by him throughout this ordeal.

Read more: Zakaria Zubeidi freed from all charges

Summer at The Freedom Theatre 2018!

Jenin, August 2018

Greetings from Jenin Refugee Camp! After a busy summer camp,  we want to share an update on the activities over the last months and tell you more about our future plans.

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Freedom Theatre Introducing: New Theatre School class

A group of 18 students have just finished the first of an eight-week integration period of The Freedom Theatre’s three-year educational program in acting. The students have come from all over the West Bank to embark upon a journey that will undoubtedly be both life-changing and challenging, bringing them into the world of theatre and drama.

Read more: Freedom Theatre Introducing: New Theatre School class

West Bank tour of 'Jinan' starts this week!

The Freedom Theatre presents once more

JINAN

based on world famous Swedish children's book Pippi Longstocking

The Freedom Theatre, Jenin refugee camp, July 28th-30th Al Kasaba Theatre, Ramallah, August 1st Municipality Theatre, Jericho, August 2nd

Read more: West Bank tour of 'Jinan' starts this week!