“This collection is remarkable…for coming to print within a US theatre culture that’s seen more censorship than promotion of Palestinian concerns.”
“In short, the task they had given themselves was to use what people call ‘the transformative power of theatre’ to foster debate, cohesion and self-reflection in the Two Sudans.”
“Access to the workshop performance and conversation will be free for those in Boston. The plays are also set to livestream on the commons-based HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv at 7:30pm EST.”
“The Digital Hats Game is a play about activists who try to influence the ways of the world.”
“The Hakawati has amassed unpaid bills of approximately US$150,000 over the past five years, according to Reuters, with money owed to city hall, the national insurance fund, and the local Israeli electricity company.”
Madrasset El-Mushaghebeen (School of the Troublemakers)…was “Salem’s best play, a truly courageous work that challenged the cultural establishment.”
“We hope this new initiative will challenge the American theatre community to embrace a broader definition of identity and creativity.”
According to organizers, the two-day event will be livestreamed on Howlround.com.
“It also shows us what inevitably gets lost in translation and cheap punditry. A sorely needed show.”
“Who’s Shakespeare?” a character asks in a new translation of Tunisian-Swedish writer Jonas Hassan Khemiri’s Invasion.
“‘The Stranger’ believes fine art does a bad job of standing up for itself in popular culture, and the Genius Awards are our way of doing something about it.”
In 2006, “Vagina Monologues”-inspired projects launched in Lebanon (“Women’s Talk”) and Egypt (“BuSSy”). In 2012, a similar project launched in Morocco (“Dialy”), although it’s had different struggles.