Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Theatre for Gaza

Still from the play "My Name is Rachel Corrie", produced by the Teesri Duniya Theatre.
Still from the play “My Name is Rachel Corrie”, produced by the Teesri Duniya Theatre.

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Interview with Rahul Varma, playwright, artistic director, Teesri Duniya Theatre

and Majdi Bou-Matar, artistic director, MT Space

Tiffany Lam of the CKUT news collective spoke recently with Rahul Varma and Majdi Bou-Matar on what playwrights, theatre companies, and artists of conscience can do to stand in solidarity with Palestine.  The two recently wrote a statement on Gaza, beginning:

“We, as artists committed to social justice, respect for human life and world-peace, and

in a resolute opposition to war, violence and destruction – oppose the war in Gaza and

invite dialogue for achieving a just peace for all.”


Throughout the month of August, CKUT brings you “The Palestine Solidarity Sessions”, an in-depth series focusing on the issue of Palestine, and what can be done. Each segment will feature voices of Palestinians and their supporters throughout the world calling for a just peace – voices that are all too often left out of the mainstream media debate.

This new series underlines the importance of the work we are doing as independent community journalists to engage in truth-telling.  Its main aim is to give our listeners tools to support the Palestinians in their struggle, to get involved in the Palestine-solidarity movement and to help create awareness about the Palestinian plight.

Tune in on CKUT, 90.3 FM in Montreal, or online at www.ckut.caduring the following shows:
The Morning After, Tuesdays 7am
Off the Hour, Wednesdays 5-6pm
Under the Olive Tree, Thursdays 11am

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