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GLOD: Political Theatre as a Civil Right - Ashtar Theatre, Palestine

GLOD: Political Theatre as a Civil Right -Ashtar Theatre, Palestine

Date(s) - 08/31/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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OrganizerBÉZNĂ Theatre (Political British-Romanian Theatre Company)


Romanian noun (from the Hungarian galád or the Russian глуда (gluda))

Wet earth (soaked by rain water or melted snow) / Mud / Clay

GLOD: Political Theatre as a Civil Right returns Monday 31 August 2020 1pm EDT, 6pm BST, 8pm GMT+3 with Ashtar Theatre’s Oranges and Stones.

Join us to watch “Oranges and Stones” by Palestinian Ashtar Theatre- the story of an impoverished refugee man who arrives from Europe after World War I under the guise of the “Balfour Declaration” and settles in a native woman’s home.

“Oranges and Stones” is a play without words, told totally through physical action and original music. It portrays the reality of persecution in Palestine, and travels in time to seventy years of occupation and settlement.

Peter Brook wrote ‘it’s an amazing, magnificent piece of work. In fact, it is all of a piece, as there is no way of separating conception, visualisation, staging, performing – and meaning. If there is any very positive and hopeful message, as some of the audience in the discussion were looking for – it is there in the fact that your work is an affirmation that unity – even for 48 minutes and encompassing the spectators – is real’

More information on panelists to follow.

Register to receive instructions on how to view and submit questions to the panel.


About Ashtar:

Founded in 1991, ASHTAR looks at theatre as a tool to free our society, ignite awareness, create internal individual freedom, and invest in culture as a generator for social change and political liberation. They produce professional plays on a yearly basis in collaboration with local and international Theatres and playwrights. It provides new and varied plays in Palestine, ascertains the professional development of actors and enhances the interest of the Palestinian Theatre public in general. If the Palestinian public are unable to reach their Theatre in Ramallah, they carry their stage and equipment and go to them to present their plays.

Hosted by Howlround Theatre Commons | Coordinated by BÉZNĂ Theatre

A British Romanian theatre company making work that investigates societal inequalities & confronts institutional & normalised violences. Pivotal to our work are close collaborations with activists & academics during field research, inclusion of communities in our process & emancipatory actions to enact lasting change.

To support BÉZNĂ Theatre please consider donating here:

This is the fifth in the series. Other dates include

Monday 06 July – ILLEGALISED, BÉZNĂ Theatre (watch the recording here)

Monday 20 July – HEAVENS, Zoukak Theatre Company (watch the recording here)

Monday 03 August – I Have Met The Enemy (and the enemy is us), Common Wealth (register here)

Monday 17 August – Peace by Piece, documentary on Jordanian satirist Nabil Sawalha (register here)

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