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GLOD: Political Theatre as a Civil Right (Season 2) - Return to Palestine

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Date(s) - 01/24/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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GLOD

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 Season 2 Event 2 Monday 25 January 2020 1pm EDT, 6pm GMT, 8pm GMT+2 with Freedom Theatre’s Return to Palestine.

Jad, a Palestinian born in America, decides to go to Palestine for the first time in his life. Wanting to know more about his people and identity, he finds out that reality is very different from what he has seen in the news.

Return to Palestine is directed by Micaela Miranda and devised together with an ensemble of graduated students of The Freedom Theatre School. It was created after extensive story-gathering through playback theatre with the communities engaged in The Freedom Theatre’s annual Freedom Ride. The play includes stories from Jenin refugee camp and city, Fasayel, Dheisheh refugee camp, Mufaqara and Gaza.

In a sarcastic, comic and tragic style, the actors create the physical and emotional space they live in with their bodies on a very small stage – as small as Palestine.

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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. www.beznatheatre.org

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This is the second event in Glod Season 2. Other event details to follow.

Recordings from Season 1:

ILLEGALISED, BÉZNĂ Theatre (watch the recording here)

HEAVENS, Zoukak Theatre Company (watch the recording here)

I Have Met The Enemy (and the enemy is us), Common Wealth (watch the recording here)

Discussion with Jordanian satirist Nabil Sawalha (watch the recording here)

Oranges & Stones, Ashtar Theatre (watch the recording here)

Revenge, Laura Uribe & Juan Carlos Saavados (watch the recording here)

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