Through our live stream channel, you can watch The Freedom Theatre perform live – and connect with us in post-performance chats! The next live stream will be the opening of Askadinya, on November 5 at 16:00 GMT+2. Join us!
The Freedom Theatre’s brand new production, Askadinya, is developed out of interactive theatre workshops with women in marginalized communities throughout the West Bank. The play centers on the issue of gender-based violence.
The name Askadinya is a play on words; the loquat fruit, and azka dinya, the tastiest life. It is taken from a story told by a woman who came to represent both the women in this project and the symbolism of the tree in Palestinian culture. It is also a question; what is the most tasty life? To be together, men and women, as equals, or not?
Askadinya is made possible with support from UNESCO Ramallah Office, through the activities of Palestinian Women’s Research and Documentation Centre, PWRDC, funded by the Government of Norway and in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs.