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Jaffa Theatre – A Stage for Arab Hebrew Culture

The award winning Jaffa Theatre was founded in 1998 in a multi-arched building in Old Jaffa overlooking the sea.  The theatre creates a unique theatrical language making use of the challenging space with the rich human fabric that exists in Jaffa.

Jaffa Theatre is a unique institution in the Israeli theatre world in terms of social involvement and in its style.

The theatre holds 3 major annual festivals: The Jaffa Children's Festival, Theatroneto and The Festival of Arab Culture

The theatre continues to focus on Middle Eastern culture staging a new musical cabaret on the life of the famous Egyptian singer Farid El Atrash.

ARAB -HEBREW CULTURE IN JAFFA ,2020

New productions:

"HERE AND THERE IN ISRAEL" - Based on a book by Amos Oz
Acting: Dalick Wolinitz‘, directed by Nola Chelton.  Opening: January

"THE LORD OF THE FLIES", a new Arab- Hebrew young version of the famous
book. Opening: February 

"BLOCK 30" - a new creation by Hanna Wazana, based on stories of Sami Bardugo, Ronit Matalon  and  Naftali Shem-Tov. Opening: April

"The BATH QUEEN": a renewed production of the play celebrating 50 years since it’s first performance and commemorating 20 years of Chanoch Levin’s death. Opening: June

The new ARABIC STAGE, directed by Rauda Sliman:

"THE TANZIM DAYS"- a new play by Ayiman Agabaria. In Arabic. Subtitles un Hebrew, opening: July.

"LYILA MURAD" - A Musical play based on the life story of the famous Egyptian- Jewish singer.

Literary events: reading and talking of Arabic writers and poets.

Arab versions of “THE YELLOW WIND” and “FARID EL ATRASH

Festivals

Theatroneto- the 31th edition of monodramas- Passover holiday 

THE FIFTH YAFFA FESTIVAL OF ARABIC CONTEMPORARY CULTURE—music, theatre, cinema, dance and poetry. July

THE INTERNATIONAL JAFFA CHILDREN FESTIVAL- PENTACOST HOLLIDAYS. October

Special activities:

LANGUAGE THEATRE- studding Arabic through Theatre

COMMUNITY THEATHRE, ARAB- HEBREW YOUTH THEARE

EVENING OF WORLD MUSIC

EXIBITIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND PLASTIC ART

Arab Hebrew PLAYBACK THEATRE

Hosting fringe performances from abroad.


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Jaffa Theatre – A Stage for Arab-Hebrew Culture, 10 Mifratz Shlomo promenade old Jaffa, POB 3403 Tel Aviv 61030
Tel: 03-5185563 Fax :03-5185562, info@jaffatheatre.org.il
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