Street Theater Projects / Street Theatre

Young Stories of Bedouin Life and Prejudice/ قصص شابة من حياة البدو والتحيز ضدهم

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Besides living under a military occupation and total blockade of the Gaza Strip, the Bedouin community in Gaza also faces the constraints caused by the discriminatory attitudes and negative stigma towards it by the larger Palestinian community. The Theatre Day Production organization is developing a performance that will challenge discrimination against the Gaza Strip Bedouin community, particularly the Bedouin community of Um-Nasser village located in the North of the Gaza Strip. By inviting children and youth from the Um-Nasser community to participate in drama workshops with TDP’s drama teachers, community members will have the opportunity to express matters of personal importance, become more aware of drama and storytelling as tools of expressions, explore their cultural identity and encourage them to share their stories, especially those of exclusion and discrimination. These stories will further become the inspiration for a new theater production performed  in different areas of the Gaza Strip, in which village youngsters and TDP’s professional actors will perform together, to promote diversity and challenge discrimination against Bedouin minority in the Gaza strip.  

 بالإضافة إلى العيش تحت ظروف الاحتلال الصعبة والحصار الشامل المفروض على قطاع غزة، يواجه المجتمع البدوي أيضا التحديات والقيود الناجمة عن النظرة التمييزية والسلبية تجاهه من قبل المجتمع الفلسطيني. تعمل مؤسسة أيام المسرح على تطوير عرض من شأنه تحدي التمييز ضد الطائفة البدوية في قطاع غزة، وخاصة المجتمع البدوي لقرية أم نصر التي تقع في شمال قطاع غزة. من خلال دعوة مجموعة من الأطفال والشباب من مجتمع أم نصر للمشاركة في ورش عمل درامية مع معلمين الدراما من مؤسسة أيام المسرح، سوف يقوم هذا المشروع بتوفير الفرصة لأفراد مجتمع أم النصر لتطوير وعيهم الدرامي لاستخدام الدراما والمسرح كأداة لتعبير واكتشاف هويتهم الثقافية لتشجيعهم على تبادل قصصهم، لاسيما فيما يتعلق بالإقصاء والتمييز اللذان يتعرضون له، من أجل تعزيز التنوع وتحدي التمييز ضد الأقلية البدوية في قطاع غزة.


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Theatre Day Production works to promote drama and theatre to be a regular part of the lives of young people in Palestine, so that they can find their individual voice, their sense of self and discover their creative life. Through organizing various artistic activities, TDP aims to provide the foundation for a peaceful development of Palestine, a one with respect to human rights and civil society. TDP tries to achieve this by working with the formal education systems and local organizations working with and for children and young people.

 

Um El Nasser Community Center Society (UNCCS) provides an open space for the Um El-Nasser village community, where the members of the community gather for group activities, social support, and other projects that work to provide a supportive and educational environment for the village’s community.    

 

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