ASHTAR Theatre International Youth Festival
ASHTAR Theatre is in the process of preparing for it's International Youth Theatre Festival, whereby it will be reaching out to marginalised audiences in the West Bank in four different areas: Jenin, Qalqilia, Deheisheh Camp and Hebron.
The plays that will be presented will vary from international repertoir plays like "Peer Gynt" by Ibsin to newly written plays like "The right move" by Ghassan Naddaf a young Palestinian playright. The plays target audiences of differnt ages and backgrounds from age 14 - 40+.
The plays will tackle differnt issues that revolve around making choises, fighting for human rights, questioning personal identiy and much more. Time frame of the performances will be between July 20 - 29, 2018.
At the moment 20 youth of ASHTAR Theatre Students, are working on the play Peer Gynt that will be opened on the 21st of July, they come from different backgrounds and cities, Ramallah, Jerusalem and Bir Zeit. They are around 17 to 19 years old and they have been studying theatre at ASHTAR for 3 - 4 years.
ASHTAR Theatre is also partnering with other theatres in Palestine; Yes Theatre in Hebron, Al-Hara Theatre in Bethlehem and The Freeedom Theatre in Jenin whereby they will be sending their youth to our festival to take part in the workshops, and as will host some of the performances at their theatre or in their towns.
The amount of people we hope to reach is 3,000 around the West Bank.
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