The Freedom Theatre offers a range of cultural activities, including drama workshops, theatre performances, a three-year professional Theatre School and training in stage management, photography, filmmaking and creative writing.
Our professional training programmes aim to build long-term capacity in the field of theatre and drama, and produce in-house theatre plays that tour locally and internationally. We also run theatre workshops for children and youth that introduce the young generation to theatre and provide them with powerful tools for dealing with the hardships of daily life under occupation.
In 2008, The Freedom Theatre launched the first, professional educational programme in acting in the northern part of the West Bank. Today, two classes of acting students have graduated and a third has just begun. Many of the former graduates are involved in The Freedom Theatre or other cultural venues as actors, teachers and project leaders
The Freedom Bus project is an initiative of The Freedom Theatre that uses interactive theatre and cultural activism to bear witness, raise awareness and build alliances throughout occupied Palestine and beyond. Initiated in 2011, the Freedom Bus has carried out five annual Freedom Rides to some of the key sites of oppression and resistance in the West Bank, gathering internationals and Palestinians who come to learn from and engage in solidarity actions with community members.
Within the Multimedia programme, we aim to encourage young women and men in Jenin to explore new forms of creative self-expression through film, photography and creative writing. More intensive training is also offered to trainees who develop skills in teaching others.