Rehearsing Freedom

The Story Of A Theatre In PALESTINE

Johanna Wallin

9789380118567

LeftWord Books, New Delhi, 2017

pp. 288 pages

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In 2006, a freedom fighter,an actor, a nurse, and a musician came together to set up a theatre in the midst of Jenin Refugee Camp in occupied Palestine. Called the Freedom Theatre,it was created at a time when the camp was still recovering from the devastating battle of Jenin unleashed by Israel during the second Intifada. A decade later, despit the assassination of one of its founder, despite numerous of its people being arrested, despite physical attacks, despite threats and harrasment, The Freedom Theatre is today now one of the most vital members of the Palestine Cultural resistance movement for liberation and regeneration. In the process, The Freedom Theatre has earned a reputation internationally for its stylistically and politically path- breking theatre and media productions.

This book presents, for the first time, the story of The Freedom Theatre in its own voice, through rare archival photograph and text. This volume is a precious record of multifarious challenges facing the cultural resistence in Palestine, and the ability of a group of determind people to undertake creation under occupation.

Johanna Wallin

Johanna Wallin is a writer, coordinator and communicator who joined The Freedom Theatre in 2008 as a resource developer. For the past six years she has managed The Freedom Theatre’s international communication, including website, social media, press releases, annual reports, publicity materials and publications. Wallin is also involved in strategic management and organisational development as a member of The Freedom Theatre’s executive committee. She has a degree of Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology from Uppsala University, Sweden. She has extensive experience within civil society organisations, among them the Swedish Development Forum and the Palestine Solidarity Association. She has published numerous articles and a book, I will never again walk alone – Palestine in the shadow of occupation (published in Swedish in 2009, Ruin Förlag), and is frequently engaged as a speaker at public seminars and events.