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US Tour of Palestinian Play ‘The Seige’ Cancelled

The Jenin Freedom Theatre announced that it will no longer bring The Seige 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

Hassan Blasim’s First Play To Open in March 2016

Finland’s Theatre Telakka is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary with Iraqi short-story writer Hassan Blasim’s debut play:

Although Blasim’s short story “The Nightmare of Carlos Fuentes” was adapted for the stage, “Digital Hats Game” is

Who’s Responsible for Threatened Shutdown of Palestinian Theatre in Jerusalem?

In a Reuters story about the impending shutdown of East Jerusalem’s core performance venue, El Hakawati, the theatre company’s problems are put down to a simple matter of money — there just isn’t enough of it. But other commentators, including Abir Kopty, point to how

Film Adaptation of Yusuf Idris’s ‘House of Flesh’ Rejected by Egyptian Censors

The screen adaptation of Yusuf Idris’s “House of Flesh,” crafted by celebrated Egyptian playwright and scriptwriter Lenin El-Ramly, was apparently rejected by Egypt’s state censor on charges that it “incites incest”:

“House of

Indigenous Peoples Day Could Be (Slowly) Replacing Columbus Day
Photo: Stock Connection/Rex/REX USA.  
It's difficult to think of a holiday that brings up more conflicted emotions in Americans than Columbus Day. It's ostensibly to celebrate the day an Italian man hired by Spain landed on the island of Hispaniola. So for
Naguib Mahfouz Museum Opening This December?

Nine years have passed since Egypt’s literary Nobel laureate died:

From Wikipedia

A commemoration of the Naguib Mahfouz’s August 30 death, nine years ago, began last week with the launch of Mohamed Salmawy’s Naguib Mahfouz Dialogues (Hiwarat

On July 6th, the organizers of DEMO-GRAPHICS, the biennial art event of the Greater Toronto Area, held a first Think Tank in order to present the ideas behind the event and the main figures leading to its development. The think tank was successful in bringing together many of the GTA's

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