Freedom Theatre is committed to achieving the assassination of Israeli director and Palestinian students to perform in Jenin
a community theater pioneer who seeks to replace violence with the drama in one of the other Palestinian cities scars of battle hosted its first performance since the murder of its director.
Israeli and Palestinian police did not identify the gunman who shot and killed Juliano Mer Khamis, in April, but students on Tuesdays Jenin Freedom Theatre Shu Kamami done, or else, as a message of defiance to continue their work.
Llyr Jacob, the acting director, said that hostility to the theater had fallen in recent weeks. "There are no warnings already left the mosque, but people are afraid to come to the theater. We do not expect anyone in the city or the countryside to come to this show, but as we show that people are still here will grow less afraid. "
Mer Khamis, the son of an Israeli mother and Palestinian father, founded the theater to help residents of refugee camps to find a creative outlet for their frustration. However, many people in Jenin were alienated by the modern relative of the play, involving both men and women work together, and anti-authority of the nature of their work.
staff and supporters of the theater feared that the death Mer Khamis would leave a vacuum that would be impossible to fill, and dominated all aspects of the organization of the theater. But Jonathan Stanczak, who founded the Liberty Theatre Mer Khamis, said: "There is a desire to continue working despite the many difficulties that the team is strong enough to face the problems .."
"The biggest problem is that we still do not know why Julien was killed and by whom. This makes it difficult to make decisions. We try to talk to everyone and engage in dialogue and action with rural and urban refugees. We hope that time will allow us to restore good relations with everyone. ""We try very hard. The organization had to change because we lost our executive director, artistic director and chief fundraiser, "he said.
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