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February 20 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, February 20th, from 6:15-8:50pm on The People’s Forum’s Violeta Parra Stage for a free evening of music, theatre, poetry, dance, monologues, storytelling, and other performance art prioritizing themes of Palestinian liberation, resistance, solidarity, and collective action alongside onsite action in support of Palestine. A selection of ASHTAR Theatre’s The Gaza Monologues (available to read at gazamonologues.com) will be presented as part of this program. The title of this event is inspired by famed Gazan theatre artist Ali Abu Yaseen’s original monologue, “From Gaza to Shakespeare.”

The ticket cost of this event has been waived to support attendees in donating to ASHTAR Theatre’s Psycho-Social Relief Intervention Program in Palestine. Please consider making a contribution to enable ASHTAR to provide art therapy interventions, referrals to in-depth psychological support, and more to mitigate child trauma in Gaza and the West Bank. Donate HERE or at tonyc.nyc/helpashtar.

You can view the livestream of the event HERE or at tonyc.nyc/streampfp.

FROM SHAKESPEARE TO GAZA is intended to provide a space for artists to demonstrate their solidarity with Palestine and Palestinian artists through their work, and to prompt widespread pro-Palestine action in the NYC cultural sector. We call on artists and arts organizations in New York and beyond to speak up and take action in support of Palestine. We want to send a clear message: “silence is complicity, and we see your silence.” We believe artists have a responsibility to use our power to inspire change, especially now, in this moment of unprecedented crisis.

This event is a production of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, with co-producers Max Raymond (he/him) and Karl Saint Lucy (they/them), in partnership with ASHTAR Theatre, Friends of ASHTAR Theatre NYC, Al Límite Collective, National Queer Theater, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Jewish Voice for Peace NYC, New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Others’ Collective, Pizarts, PrideFull, Movement Research Media & Communications, CHILD performance collective, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Dixon Place, NY4CA, and The Bushwick Starr.

Are you a representative of an organization or group interested in partnering on, sponsoring, or endorsing this event? Please contact Max Raymond (he/him) at maxraymondnyc@gmail.com. Please note that our artist lineup is now full; we are unable to accept additional artist submissions at this time.

Please be advised that by attending this event you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, and to the resulting recorded assets’ release, publication, exhibition, and reproduction for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity, including, for example, marketing, promotional, and journalistic usage. If you do not wish to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, please notify an event organizer or event photographer/videographer.

COVID policy: In order to keep actors, staff, volunteers, and attendees safe, we ask that attendees please wear masks at all times inside the venue and test for COVID within 24 hours of the event. We ask that attendees do not attend unless they have received a negative COVID test result within 24 hours of the event. We also encourage attendees to maintain six feet of social distance when possible.

Accessibility info: This venue is ADA compliant.

Please contact Max Raymond with questions or concerns at maxraymondnyc@gmail.com.

FROM SHAKESPEARE TO GAZA will feature the talents of:

  • Adam Bakri (he/him)
  • Ahmad Taha (he/him)
  • Ali Abu Yaseen (he/him)
  • Al Límite Collective, including Arianna Schindle (she/they), Monica Dudárov Hunken (she/they), Leah Vanessa bachar (she/her), Keri Egilmez (she/her), Dennis Yueh Yeh Li (he/they), & Joe Therrien (he/him)
  • Ali Andre Ali (he/him)
  • Fouad Dakwar (he/him), with Ben Covello (he/him) & Nathan Repasz (he/him)
  • Ghina Fawaz (she/her)
  • Haneen Arafat Murphy (she/her)
  • HJ Farr (they/them)
  • Liana Afuni (she/her)
  • Logan gabrielle Schulman (they/them), directing lars montanaro (he/him) & Alyssa Parkhurst (she/her)
  • Manatsu Tanaka (they/them)
  • Mia Sterbini (they/she)
  • Naomi Bah (she/her)
  • River Ramos (they/them), with Miranda Zhen-Yao Van-Boswell (she/her), Alec Val Domingo Santamaria (they/them), & company
  • Sara Ramírez (they/them)
  • Zaven Ovian (he/him)
  • Zora Imani (she/her)


February 20
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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