Theatre as a Liberation Project

Theatre as a Liberation Project

“Through courage and determination, Jewish and Palestinian writers take us to a space where the realm of possibility is opened.”

Linda Briskman’s review of Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas published in E–International Relations

Double Exposure is the first English-language anthology in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers worldwide. The groundbreaking nature of the anthology contributes to the transformative potential of the arts that has been long advocated in both theoretical deliberations and performance practice. Followers of Paolo Freire and Augusto Boal are acutely aware of the power of theatre and other art forms as a liberation project. Such production has a clear social purpose that transcends but complements entertainment. This collection represents a critical turn in the liberation project to one of responsibility of Palestinians and Jews living in conflict-free diasporic zones. Through courage and determination, Jewish and Palestinian writers take us to a space where the realm of possibility is opened.  Read more

 

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