A reading of the play Tales of a City by the Sea took place in Gaza city at the Qattan Centre for the Child followed by a discussion on January 17th 2013. The reading was part of ongoing efforts by international artists to break the cultural siege of Gaza and to work collaboratively with local talent. What resulted from this event was a profound experience for both the writer, the cast and the audience. The audience feedback (video will be uploaded next week) highlighted the need for creating more space for cultural and artistic events in the besieged Gaza strip.
The Gaza team from left: Khaled Harara, Eman Hilles, Sameeha Olwan, Ayman Qwaider, Mohammed Ghalayini, Manar Zimmo, Alaa Shoublaq, Samah Sabawi, Mahmoud Hammad, Najwan Anbar, Alia Abu Oriban and Ayah Abubasheer.
Sameeha Olwan reading the part of Jomana.
From left Mohammed Ghalayini reading the part of Rami, Ayman Qwaider reading the part of Ali and Mahmoud Hammad as Mohanad.
Manar Zimmo reading the part of Lama.
From left: Mahmoud Hammad as Mohanad Alaa Shoublaq as Abu Ahmed, Mohammed Ghalayini as Rami and Ayman Qwaider as Ali.
Eman Hilles was the narrator of our Tales.
Gaza esteemed musician Mohamad Akilah.
Najwan Anbar reading the part of Um Ahmed