After the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories, theatre artists created a broad range of plays and productions that, for a brief period, became the leading form of cultural resistance in the West Bank, particularly in East Jerusalem, by articulating versions of the Palestinian identity, critiquing social norms, and challenging the power disparity created by the Occupation.
Dr. Samer Al-Saber (Theater & Performance Studies) will discuss the period of 1967 to 1993 in the context of what he calls a Theatrical Front as it unfolded after the Occupation. He will explore the ways that oppressive measures led to the creation of a performing movement that continues today.
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