On November 29th we joined thousands of groups around the world in an international day of creative resistance for Palestine. @ashtartheatre put out the call to present the Gaza Monologues written by Gazan youth in 2010. In solidarity with them and our community of @thefreedomtheatre, we gathered with more than 100 people in the massive @beelectricstudio to share these stories of survival, full of heartbreak and courage, bearing witness to the tenacity of the human spirit even under the most atrocious conditions. Thank you to everyone who came out to support in person and online and gave generously to ASHTAR Theatre’s fundraiser to provide mental health services for youth in the West Bank. And thank you to our powerful group of readers, performers and activists, representing many cultures and communities, for bringing forth the testimonies with such respect and love. Please follow @thefreedomtheatre for updates about the situation in Jenin, @ashtartheatre for updates on the monologues, and @allimitecollective for future actions and performances in support of Palestinian liberation.
Photos by @dratzlow Poppy center art piece made by @msclarity83 Song performed by @elsa.saade with @seb_bouk on percussion
Readers: Jon Peck, Mike Womack, Ray Jordan Achan, Keri Egilmez, Bry Payne, Elsa Saade, Monica Dudárov Hunken, Ignacio Choi, Sam Wilson, Nour Habbash, Leonidas Ocampo, Arianna Schindle, Amaal Saifudeen, Joe Therrien, Crystal Clarity, Sebastian Bouknight, Natalia de Campos, David Galarza Santa, Marlena Ospina, Charles Pang and Kier Blake
Directed by @monicahunken and @leah_van_bach Sponsored by @beelectricstudio