Permission to Narrate: Three Nights of Palestinian Plays

March 25, 26, and 27


Earl Hall Theater, Columbia University 

The Center for Palestine Studies invites you to staged readings of three plays that embody the contemporary Palestinian playwright's use of art to resist historical, political and geographic erasures. 

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Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies, Office of the University Chaplain, Columbia School of the Arts, Columbia Department of English, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Middle East Institute, and Noor Theatre. 

Wednesday March 25, 7:30 PM
I am Yusuf and This is My Brother

By Amir Nizar Zuabi, directed by Noelle Ghoussaini 

It is the eve of Partition in the village of Baissamoon. Yusuf and Ali are brothers whose lives - like the lives of those around them - are soon interrupted by the chaos of 1948 and the tragedy that will haunt them long into the future.

Thursday March 26, 7:30PM

By Dalia Taha, directed by Ismail Khalidi

Mariam returns with her son Jawwad to reclaim land in the town where she grew up. But once there, she is faced with the bizarre changes that have occurred and those that are yet to come. A story about the erasure of memory and landscape, Land/Fill explores the ways in which the buried past manages to seep through, out, and up into the present.

Friday March 27, 7:30PM

By Imad Farajin, directed by Jo Bonney

603 brings us to the core of the Israeli justice system where we meet Palestinian prisoners Mosquito, Boxman, Slap and Snake as they cope with incarceration and the uncertainty of when, if ever, they will be released.