– Street Theatre Projects

 

Jordan Valley, vulnerable storiesASHTAR

The Jordan Valley (JV) in Palestine is under Israeli occupation, its people suffer from multiple layers of oppression. The management by the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) of the situation has not relieved this oppression nor sufficiently promoted the chances for equity and development in the JV.

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National Center for Culture and ArtsIntersection (Engaging communities towards social cohesion)

In Jordan, where resources are already limited, comes the added challenge of the influx of half a million Syrian refugees who are currently living in urban areas and strongly impacting the lives of the Jordanian host communities. As both communities struggle to cope with inadequate housing, rising costs of living and access to outstretched public services, this project aims to bring them to a meeting point where they address and reflect on those challenges urging them to find coping mechanisms that will assist them in dealing with a daunting situation.

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Workshop Multimedia Kom EL Deka Alexandrie EgypteStreet Carnival (A space for art, dialogue and joy)

Street Carnival is highlighting the ability of the Nubian culture to integrate with the main Egyptian culture to overcome social challenges through street theatre performances, inspired by the Nubian culture’s richness and diversity. Street Carnival is working on training artists to produce a collaborative tour of thirty performances to be presented in ten Egyptian cities.

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Fanni Raghman AnniZamakan

Zamakan is a new artistic and cultural experience that aims to conduct an academic research, an artistic training and the production and distribution of a street theatre performance in the Amazigh Berber regions of Tunisia. The project will support and train local talented youth and put together a group of experts from the Amazigh community with a specific focus on cultural and linguistic issues.

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Arab Puppet Theatre FoundationPuppets Street Theatre

Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation (APTF) is developing a performance that will be created and performed by a mixed team of Syrian, Palestinian, and Lebanese puppeteers. These artists will discuss the challenges faced by both the refugee and host communities in Lebanon, using puppetry street theatre to navigate this delicate topic. It is the intention of this performance to contribute to the national discussion in Lebanon about the new realities faced by all residents of the country.

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RacinesMix City

The “Mix City” project is a result of the will of the civil society and local cultural actors  to break down prejudices and stereotypes on sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco. The “Forum Theatre” methodology will be used to provide sub-Saharan migrants a space for expression to communicate with the Moroccan society on issues affecting that population. By opening channels of communication between sub-Saharan migrants and local people, audiences will be encourage to think collectively and the project will contribute to a better mutual understanding that encourages the integration of this minority in the social fabric and promotes peaceful conflict resolution.

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Al SarayahWest of us lies the sea (A voyage into a city that no longer exists)

This street show will capture the story of one family in the last days before the 1948 war. Based on historical research and oral testimonials of people who lived in Jaffa at the time, this innovative performance will palpably map the last escape route just as the 1948 starts. Audiences will experience a voyage into a city that no longer exists, into sounds that have been silenced and into smells that have long since evaporated.

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