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Please join us for a panel discussion with videos and presentations by representatives from the Jenin Freedom Theatre in Palestine. The panelists will discuss the following:

  • What is it like to make theater in Occupied Palestine and why is this work important?
  • What is the relationship between theater and politics in Palestine as practiced at The Freedom Theater?
  • How does the theater continue its work under severe repression, murder and arrests?
  • What are the similarities/differences in acting education between the U.S. and Palestine?


Faisal Abu Alheja

Ahmad Al-Rokh

Gary English


Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre (
Network of Arab American Professionals - NY (NAAP-NY)
Alwan for the Arts.

This event is free and open to the public and on a first-come, first-seated basis. RSVP recommended to

Room 501 Schermerhorn
Columbia University
Enter Gates on 116th Street & Amsterdam or Broadway