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The Freedom Theatre: Creation Under Occupation Workshop


This one-day workshop led by key members of The Freedom Theatre (Palestine) will focus on their work since 2006, their methodology for training actors and creating productions under occupation and what it means to use culture as a form of resistance. 

The workshop will be led by Palestinian artistic director Nabil Al-Raee, Palestinian actor Faisal Abu Alhayjaa and British theatre director Zoe Lafferty. 

It is open to practitioners, arts professionals and activists.

The Freedom Theatre was built in the heart of the Palestinian resistance in Jenin Refugee Camp. The aim was to create a political and artistic movement of theatre and filmmakers who could fight oppression and inequality through art and use cultural resistance as a tool for achieving justice. The Theatre has had its building attacked, its members interrogated and imprisoned and in 2011 their Artistic Director Juliano Mer Khamis was murdered. Despite this The Freedom Theatre has toured internationally and presented many productions in Jenin Refugee Camp where it is based.

Date Title Venue City
22 May 2015 The Freedom Theatre: Creation Under Occupation workshop Toynbee Studios