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Around Town: Art as Resistance - The Jenin Freedom Theatre

Sun, April 14, 2013 5:00 pm at 501 Schermerhorn, Columbia University

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ART AS RESISTANCE

Room 501 Schermerhorn, Columbia University

This event is free and open to the public and on a first-come, first-seated basis.RSVP recommended to palestine@columbia.edu


Please join us for a panel discussion with videos and presentations by representatives from the Jenin Freedom Theatre in Palestine. The panelists will discuss the following:


• What is it like to make theater in Occupied Palestine and why is this work important?

• What is the relationship between theatre and politics in Palestine as practiced at The Freedom Theatre?

• How does the theatre continue its work under severe repression, murder and arrests?

• What are the similarities/differences in acting education between the U.S. and Palestine?

Panelists:

Faisal Abu Alheja is 23-yr-old Palestinian actor trained at The Freedom Theatre in Jenin. He has performed in Animal Farm, Fragments of Palestine, Men in the Sun, Sho Kaman and is currently in rehearsal for The Island. Faisal was a member of the Playback Theatre troupe in 2012 and has toured in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Ahmad Al-Rokh is a 24-yr-old Palestinian actor trained at The Freedom Theatre in Jenin. He has performed in Animal Farm, Men in the Sun, Journey, Sho Kaman and is also currently in rehearsal for The Island. Ahmad was a member of the Playback Theatre troupe in 2012 and has toured in Luxembourg, France, and Belgium.

Gary English is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Professor of Theatre, of the University of Connecticut. He is also the Founding Artistic Director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre, as well as the current Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin.

This event is co-presented by the Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre (www.thefreedomtheatre.org) and the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University and co-sponsored by the Network of Arab American Professionals - NY (NAAP-NY), ArteEast, and Alwan for the Arts.

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Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre
PO Box 1125
New York, NY 10276
917 991 5653
www.thefreedomtheatre.org

Last updated: 2013-03-25 11:24:08

Art As Resistance
Art As Resistance

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