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War and Peace – direct from Gaza!

Posted October 16, 2015

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.