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The New Gaza Monologues performance in Germany


The play was performed on the 14th of April in Hannover, as part of Filistina Festival. ASHTAR Theatre’s artistic team toured Germany between the 6th and the 20th April 2016. The tour included three different productions, “48 Minutes for Palestine”, “The Gaza Monologues”, and “The Syrian Monologues”, the performances was held in three cities in Germany, Lingen, Hannover, and Berlin.This tour was in cooperation with and the support of ASHTAR Theatre’s partners in the Masrah-Theater Network (Palestinian German Dialogue – Theatre and Theatre Pedagogy) - Committee of Church and Theatre in Hannover, and the University of Osnabrueck, Institute of Theatre pedagogy in Lingen-, as well as Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Berlin. Performances in Lingen city was be held at the University of Osnabrueck - Institute of Theatrepedagogy, the performances in Hannover was part of the 7th Filistina - "Festival of Culture and Politics in Palestine", and finally in Berlin was at the Expedition Metropolis Theatre.

"The New Gaza Monologues" with its new production, presents the monologues which were written in 2010, along with some new monologues that were written in 2014; it focuses on the monologue as a text, and on physical pictures.

These monologues were written by ASHTAR Theatre students in Gaza in 2010, after the 2008-2009 Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip; the new monologues were written by the same students after the 2014, Israeli aggression.The monologues were sent out to the world in October 2010, to tell the stories of these students, since then, the siege and aggression have continued and nothing changed, this production comes in continuation of the efforts to deliver this message.

This play is directed by Mohammad Eid, and performed by Rana Burqan, Yasmin Shalaldeh, Majdi Nazzal and Khalil Albattran. Technician Mohammad Ali.

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