The Jenin Freedom Theatre announced that it will no longer bring The Siege to the US this May
The “US Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre” stated online:
It is with deep regret that we announce that the Public Theater has decided not to proceed with the plans to showcase The Freedom Theatre’s The Siege in May, 2016.
Regardless of the difficulties, we intend to present this play to the US public. We are disappointed, but we are working to find another comparable venue for the play in the fall of 2017.
The Siege is set in Bethlehem in April 2002 and foregrounds armed struggle:
If you’re interested in Palestinian theatre:
There’s also a “Platform 4 Palestinian Arts Project” funding campaign.
And read Kate Wilson’s review of Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora