War And Peace – Direct From Gaza

On Sunday, 13 September,
at the RichMix Cinema and Arts Centre in London’s Bethnal Green,
IPAT supporters were able to see first hand the type of work we support.

London’s Az Theatre showed a video (with subtitles) of a workshop production
by Gaza’s Theatre for Everybody of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

Simultaneously the production was presented to a live audience
in Gaza and was followed by a Skype conversation between
the audiences in Gaza and London.

Theatre For Everybody started their work in 1987 during the first Intifada.

From that day, they have kept up a continuous theatre presence in Gaza and
have performed internationally mainly through a partnership with
the Belgian Company Theatre du Libre.

They have given thousands of performances in schools and
community centres and in public spaces in Gaza.

For more information on the event – check out our project page.

 

Posted October 16, 2015

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