Caryl Churchill: Prize rescinded amidst attacks on Palestine

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Al-Araby

Against sounds of explosions Ahmed Tobasi, Artistic Director at The Freedom Theatre, films himself talking us through an invasion taking place in Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine. Later, he arrives home to find three bullets fired through his bedroom window. If he’d been home during that day’s incursion, he would probably be dead. Meanwhile, I was attending an online meeting called to address a very different type of attack. Caryl Churchill, a long-time ally of Palestine, had a Lifetime Achievement Prize from the Stuttgart Theatre, Germany, rescinded. A statement released by the jury announced, “…

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