From the leaflet:

"'Where are we heading? The Oum Sa'd family' capures moments in the life of a family from Nablus: the family's trials and tribulations, hopes and endurances. The Ou'm Sa'd family is like so many Palestinian families, whose daily reality is life under occupation, and who must constantly make tough choices and come to terms with loss, restrictions and violence."


Osama Malhas, an esteemed playwright and director, has come together with 12 local Nabulsi students and some of Medecins Sans Frontieres' psychologists and social workers, to develop this play. The production acts as a discussion of many of the important issues that face Palestinians on a daily basis and of how different people react in different ways to these stressful scenarios.


The performance was interactive, with audience memebers able to voice their ideas and opinions throughout - people should be encouraged to speak out about what they think and feel and should discuss their experiences. I think that this was the core concept for the play as a whole: it is vital both for the mental health of the people living here and for the propagation and dissemination of information regarding the occupation around the world. 


Play1 30April

Organized By
Project Hope Nablus Municipality

Main Sponsors

Ministry of Culture A M Qattan Foundation Al-kamandjati Bank of Palestine
Kia  Trust International Insurance United Motor Trade Palestinian Performing Arts Network
PCP Music Harvest    
An-Najah National University  Nablus Foreningen Stavanger Kommune French Palestine Solidarity Association Amitie Lille-Naplouse
Nedco Ethno Palestine Médecins Sans Frontières Nablus-Initiative Nuremberg Lucky Babe
Dar Al Funoon Al-Yasmeen Hotel MCRC   Abna'a Um Saa'd Forum Nablus Governorate
Boulder Nablus Le Philistin Social Development Center Palestine Festival Of Literature The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
The Danish House In Palestine Danish Film Institute Filmlab Palatine Representative Office of Denmark Bait Al Sham restaurant and hotel
Najah Broadcasting Channel Nablus Cultural Center Palestinian Cultural Enlightenment Forum Yafa Cultural Center Tariq Al-Mahabe Radio
Zatoun Firefly International Diwan Voyage Karakeeb media production Qusra Municipality
Child Cultural Center Mariam Hashim Center For Culinary Arts Visit Palestine Al Sha'abeya Library Al-Ayyam Press
Dooz Kulturrådet Music Norway PalEvent Hebron Municipality
Saleem Afandi  Aez Hawwa' Nablus Circus School Najah News
Najah Voice Maan News Palestine TV