Category Archives: Palestine

1 Apr 2018

TWB Digest #342

TWB Digest #342 March 27th,  was International Theatre Day. Our own Roberta Levitow, together with her friends Julie Hébert & Jill Klein created a series of short videos where women talk about women who have inspired them. They called the videos...

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17 Feb 2016


Thousands of people and organizations around the world stand with Mohammed AbuSakha, a clown, an artist, a wonderful soul with a passion is to make people laugh and to teach children circus to offer them a bright future. Read here...

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25 Jul 2014

Call from a Palestinian Theatre

Call from a Palestinian TheatreASHTAR Theatre  is launching a campaign, Words for Gaza to support our people in Gaza. Please read the attachment and send us your messages at wordsforgaza@gmail.comBelow is also a short statement from my colleague, initiator of the idea for...

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19 Mar 2014

Call for Participation: ASHTAR THEATRE International Youth Festival “ATiYF”, Palestine

Call for Participation: ASHTAR THEATRE International Youth Festival “ATiYF”, PalestineJune 20 – 30, 2014 Ramallah – Palestine ASHTAR Theatre would like to invite you to its upcoming International Camp-Fest “ATIYF” - second edition, June the 20 In July 2012, ASHTAR Theatre had...

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16 Jul 2013

First Psychodrama students graduate with international certificate

Palestinian Mental Health Workers Graduate with an International Certification in Trauma Therapy On 7th of July, thirteen Palestinian mental health workers from the Jenin District will graduate from the Trauma Response Training Program – an intensive, 18-month program run by The...

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10 Sep 2012

Urgent: Jenin Freedom Theatre Co-founder on Death Fast

The following urgent message was received today from our friends atthe Jenin Freedom Theatre in Palestine. Please forward it widely.CALL FOR ACTIONFrom The Freedom TheatreJenin, West Bank, Occupied PalestineSeptember 10, 2012On September 9, 2012 Zakaria Zubeidi announced that he will...

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9 Sep 2012

Zakaria Zubeidi on hunger and fluid strike!

For immediate releaseThe Freedom TheatreJenin, West Bank, Occupied Palestine September 9, 2012Zakaria Zubeidi, co-founder of The Freedom Theatre and former leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, has been imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority for almost four months. No charges have...

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26 Jun 2012

Stand up for West Bank’s Freedom theatre

Playwright Howard Brenton on how it's time to stop the harassment and detention of members of Jenin's Freedom theatre – and it isn't just Israel What price the freedom to put on plays? The odd bad review in the Daily...

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10 Apr 2012

ASHTAR Theatre international Youth Festival

“A Step into Tomorrow”        “ATiYF” For its 20th Anniversary & post the global success of The Gaza Mono-Logues; ASHTAR Theatre would like to invite you to participate at its International Youth Festival from 7 to 17 of July 2012. The...

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27 Mar 2012

2012 Educator Programs | Seeds of Peace

2012 Summer Course: Expressive Arts; Educational Transformations COURSE DESCRIPTION OTISFIELD, MAINE | In the Summer of 2012, Seeds of Peace will hold its second two-week summer course for educators from the Middle East, South Asia, and United States. Drawing...

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17 Jan 2012

Waiting for Freedom: The Freedom Theatre of Jenin’s While Waiting

EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT in ABOUT THEATER: Waiting for Freedom Erin Mee The Freedom Theatre of Jenin's While Waiting Juliano Mer Khamis and his colleagues Jonatan Stancyk and Zakaria Zubeidi opened The Freedom Theatre in 2006 under unusually difficult circumstances. The Jenin...

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10 Jan 2012

Jenin Freedom Theatre Director Zakaria Zubeidi ordered by Israel to turn himself in to PA security services

by Today in Palestine on December 29, 2011 1 Palestinian pardoned by Israel put back on wanted list Zakaria Zbeidi, the former commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin who now runs the Freedom Theater, says he did not...

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11 Oct 2011

François Abu Salem, founder of the Palestinian National Theatre, dies at 60

Dear Friends,Yesterday was a very sad day, we have lost a great teacher mentor and friend, Francois Abu Salem is no more among us in body but his spirit, his dedication to the theatre and to Palestine, his creativity and...

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7 Sep 2011

[TOPLAB-ANNOUNCE] Update for The Freedom Theatre in Jenin 8/27/2011‏

The following update from Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre wasreceived earlier this evening. --TOPLAB *** Friends of the Jenin Freedom TheatrePO Box 592Tarrytown, NY 10591(917)  ACTION UPDATE First: thank you to the hundreds of people from all over...

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12 Apr 2011

[TOPLAB-ANNOUNCE] Memorial Tribute to Juliano Mer-Khamis 4/12/2011 NYC‏

The Brecht Forum, Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre andExistence is Resistance present A memorial tribute to Juliano Mer-Khamis and a screening of his film,Arna's Children Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm at the Brecht Forum451 West Street (West...

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6 Apr 2011

Juliano Mer Khamis 1958-2011 by Anthony Alessandrini

Jadaliyya is tremendously saddened to report the death of Juliano MerKhamis earlier today. Juliano, 52, who was the Artistic Director ofThe Jenin Freedom Theater and the co-director of the award-winningdocumentary Arna's Children, was shot by unknown assailants in Jeninas he...

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4 Apr 2011

Israeli Arab actor Juliano Mer-Khamis shot dead in Jenin – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News‏

Israeli Arab actor Juliano Mer-Khamis shot dead in JeninMer-Khamis, 53, had established his name as actor, director and political activist both in Israel and abroad.By Haaretz Service Israeli Arab actor and political activist Juliano Mer-Khamis, 53, was shot dead on...

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18 Mar 2011

ASHTAR Theatre

مع تحيات مسرح عشتارWith the complements of ASHTAR Theatre.Iman AounArtistic DirectorASHTAR

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22 Jan 2011

Travel Grant‏ in Mediterranean area – Roberto Cimetta Fund for Mobility

Deadline: Every 5 to 6 weeksOpen to: all professionals, artists or cultural operators in all fields of contemporary arts in the MediterraneanGrant: individual travel grants – arts mobility, travel, meeting with other professionalsThe Roberto Cimetta Fund is an international association promoting artistic exchange...

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21 Nov 2010

The Gaza Monologues at the UN‏

The Gaza Mono-LoguesOn November 20, 2010, twenty-six young actors representing twenty-one countries arrive in New York City to perform The Gaza Mono-Logues. (Italy-France-Belgium-The Netherlands-UK-Germany-Swiss-Hungary-Norway-Sweden-Greece- Palestine-Lebanon-Tunisia-Jordan-Pakistan-Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe-Gambia-Trinidad-USA)Directors Iman Aoun (ASHTAR Theatre, Palestine) and Shauna Kanter (VOICETheatre, NYC) will create with them a performance of these...

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