THE FREEDOM THEATRE, PALESTINE
ON TOUR - Across Palestine
Women from across Palestine take refuge in a holy place asking God and the citizens of the city to grant them asylum. They are running not from war, or famine or occupation but from men. Inspired by Aeschylus play The Suppliant Women the production is a juxtaposition of the original text, as well as powerful personal stories of harassment, fights to be educated, a choice in marriage and dreams of determining their own futures. Us Too is an urgent protest play performed by women across Palestine, demanding an equal future, today.
BY HASSAN ABDULRAZZAK
ON TOUR - THROUGHOUT 2019
PALESTINE / EYGPT / SLOVENIA
Based on Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, AND HERE I AM is an epic voyage of identity and self discovery. Combining fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy, spanning both the first Palestinian intifada and the second, we follow the protagonist through his transformation from armed resistance fighter to artist, his journey as a refugee in the West Bank to Norway and then back again.
AND HERE I AM
I AM THE MONSTER
by Anders Lustgarten
Following the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti was swamped by aid organisations, charities and volunteers, all ostensibly committed to helping this small nation recover. But five years on, they're still there - and the country's dispossesed, homeless and vulnerable are no better off. Aftershock explores how the only slave colony ever successfully to overthrow its rulers has now been colonised by insidious and cynical international enterprises.
Funded by: Arts Council, Old Vic New Voices
by Sonali Bhattacharyya
Five Years was originally developed with the Old Vic Theatre as part of Old Vic 12. Old Vic 12, part development scheme and part attachment, created 3 teams consisting of a director, a producer and a writer. Five Years is the result of one of the commissions, and one of the teams.
Under the mentorship of creatives at the Old Vic Theatre, Five Years underwent an extensive R&D process, which led to a rehearsed reading at the Criterion Theatre.
Image and Design by Sarah Beaton