LETTERS TO GAZA
Building upon the success of the original Gaza Monologues call in November 2023, which will continue indefinitely, and to amplify voices from around the world expressing solidarity, empathy, and hope for Gaza and Palestine, we are launching a second phase of the project under the name Letters to Gaza.
Starting from February 20, 2024 (the World Day of Social InJustice) till March 24, 2024 (the International Day for the Right to the Truth), we will be receiving submissions of your Letters to Gaza.
You are free to address a person, a place or an idea associated with Gaza as well a us any format from a letter, a poem, song, prose, drawing, or any creative expression.
“The Gaza Mono-Logues”
A global artistic solidarity call
Thirty-three young people from Gaza believed in 2010, that they have a voice other than the cries of fear and the moans of frustration. A voice that can rise higher than the drones of war and the planes that bombarded them day and night. A voice that says: “Enough!!! We deserve a world better than this, a world without fear, siege or occupation.”
ASHTAR changed the script, replaced the events, and converted the tragic epic to a theatre of action, a theatre built on interaction for the sake of change, arising from our belief that freeing the land begins by freeing the mind.
Since October 2010 to date, more than 2000 youth from around the Globe in more than 80 cities in 40 countries have presented the monologues that are translated and presented into 18 languages.
People from around the World became more aware and in solidarity with of our just cause. Despite that, Gaza is still under siege - since 2006, and the occupation is more brutal than ever; attacking civilians, destroying the land and hindering the life of the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip.
"I dream of having ONE day of safety, I’m sure the world is too busy to remember our situation; six years had passed since we wrote our monologues and we are still under siege. Whenever we smell a solution in the air, it is destroyed before it reaches the ground; this breaks our hearts and destroys our morale and takes us to point zero over and over again. When can we live in peace like the rest of the World?" Mahmud Abu Sha’ban - 2014
“The Gaza Mono-Logues” will continue to be the voice of the unheard until justice prevails.
Artistic Director, ASHTAR Theatre
Let's Stand Together for People in Gaza
November 29th, 2023
Global Reading of The Gaza Monologues
ASHTAR Theatre, due to the horrific war taking place in Gaza, is launching an urgent request to all its friends and theater makers around the world to publicly read or perform The Gaza Monologues on November 29th, 2023; The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - a significant day for those who value justice, equality, and freedom for the Palestinian people.
The Gaza Monologues are testimonies written by ASHTAR youth in 2010, after the first war on the Gaza Strip. Tragically, these Monologues are still accurate today. They are highlighting the horrors, hopes and resilience of the courageous Gazans to a wider audience, bringing out the voices of children and people in Gaza.
To download the Monologues in different languages please visit: The Gaza Monologues. By sharing these Monologues, we hope to create more empathy and awareness internationally. Your solidarity is greatly appreciated.
In substitute of copyrights purchase of The Gaza Monologues, please support our psycho-social program in the West Bank: Global Giving
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