“I started thinking about Ashraf Fayadh, particularly the event that lead to his eventual incarceration, namely going to a cafe to watch a football game and ending up in a heap of trouble. What if that day repeated over and over?”
“It is with deep regret that we announce that the Public Theater has decided not to proceed with the plans to showcase The Freedom Theatre’s The Siege in May, 2016.”
“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.