The Impact of Youth Theatre in Palestine
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The Impact of Youth Theatre in Palestine

25 September 2018

Ashley Marinaccio examines the importance of youth theatre in Palestine through the work of a number of organizations, including ASHTAR Theatre, the Freedom Theatre, and Al Rowwad Cultural and Theater Training Center.

Writing a Play Begins with Listening
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Writing a Play Begins with Listening

13 June 2018

Playwright Renée Darline Roden talks about her travels to Israel and Palestine to gain inspiration for a new play and encountering what Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “the danger of a single story.”

Telling Stories
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Telling Stories

An Arab/Arab American Theatre Collaboration

20 May 2018

For the last few years, professor Catherine Coray has been helping create collaboration opportunities for theatre artists in Arab countries and the Americas. Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine is the most recent iteration, and has taken place in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Beirut.

Why Boycott a Play
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Why Boycott a Play

31 July 2017

MJ Kaufman writes about the decision not to see To the End of the Land ​at Lincoln Center. 

Alive from Palestine
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Alive from Palestine

Other Places

13 June 2017

Gary English looks at the production Other Places by the Palestinian theatre group Al Khashabi Ensemble.

Staging a Conflict
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Staging a Conflict

Israel, Palestine, and the American Theatre

5 February 2017

Jamil Khoury writes about curating a series of six staged readings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that power of theatre to speak to controversial issues.

American Theatre and Palestine
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American Theatre and Palestine

21 December 2016

Gary English, artistic associate at The Freedom Theatre on the West Bank in the Jenin refugee camp, discusses the complications of presenting work on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict in the US.

From Gaza, with Love
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From Gaza, with Love

25 February 2016

Patricia Davis on Mosaic Theatre's US premiere in Washington, D.C. of I Shall Not Hate, based on the life of Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish.

Dispatch from the Youth Theater Festival in Ramallah, Palestine—Part Two
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Dispatch from the Youth Theater Festival in Ramallah, Palestine—Part Two

19 July 2014

In a volatile, war-torn place, things change quickly and recurring issues of conflict, occupation, and survival dominate—all the more reason to have festivals like this and theaters like Ashtar that persist under such circumstances and create transformative experiences.

Dispatch from the Youth Theater Festival in Ramallah, Palestine—Part One
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Dispatch from the Youth Theater Festival in Ramallah, Palestine—Part One

2 July 2014

In 2012, eleven young theater students succeeded in starting Ashtar’s first youth festival. Ashtar Theatre, which was founded in 1991 by Iman Aoun and Edward Muallem, describes itself as “a dynamic local Palestinian theatre with a truly progressive global perspective.” Their core programs are drama training of local youth through an extracurricular after school program, Theater of the Oppressed Forum Theatre productions that explore “essential critical topics in Palestinian society” and international collaborations.

Death and Art in Palestine
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Death and Art in Palestine

Nabil Al-Ra’ee and The Freedom Theatre

15 April 2014

Patricia Davis writes about The Freedom Theatre in Palestine, focusing on its controversial work with youth and its history, which includes the assassination of their founder.

Performances from the ASHTAR Theatre International Youth Festival in Ramallah, Palestine—Saturday 21 July to Sunday 29 July 2018
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Performances from the ASHTAR Theatre International Youth Festival in Ramallah, Palestine—Saturday 21 July to Sunday 29 July 2018

ASHTAR Theatre in Ramallah, Palestine presented six performances from the ASHTAR Theatre International Youth Festival livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 21 July to Sunday 29 July 2018.