Page 3 - 2012 Annual report

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In 2012, Al-Harah Theater continued its drama training program for children and
youth as follows:
Al-Harah Gang 1+2:
A group of young trainees aged between 21 – 25 years old, some of them have started
training in 2007 and some have joined the theater in 2009. This year, the group continued
working on their project which started in 2011 with the artistic director, Raeda Ghazaleh.
The group developed a new script based on their research in Shakespeare’s plays like
Macbeth and relating it to similar themed stories from the youth’s daily lives in Palestine.
Gang 1+2 accomplished 17 weekly training sessions, 2 hours each. The play will be
premiered in
2013.
Al-Harah Kids Gang:
A Group of children aged between
9 – 13 years old, which started in
September 2011. This year, the
trainer Christine Hodali starting
working with the Kids on the
drama foundation module during a
period of 6 months, the group
achieved 14 training sessions, 2
hours each. The training resulted in
a small presentation in June
2012.
Al-Harah Dance Group:
This group which started in 2011 includes members
of Gangs 1, 2 and 3. In 2012, the group continued
their training focusing on increasing their fitness
level, movement and physical skills. The trainer
George Matar led the group and completed 30
training hours in 13 sessions.
Al-Harah Gang 3:
A group of young trainees
aged between 18–24 years
old, who joined Al-Harah in
2010. In 2012, the group
focused their training
sessions in rehearsing for
their first presentation with
the trainer Mirna Sakhleh.
After completing 26 weekly
sessions, 2 hours each, Gang 3 presented their
performance ‘The Sins of the Lonely Witches’ on 30
th
August 2012. The presentation mixed between
original text and improvisation. It included scenes
from 3 different plays: A Woman Alone by Dareo
Fo, Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill and Doctor
Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.
Al-Harah Gang 4:
This group was formed in 2012 and
includes teenagers aged between
14-17 years old. The trainer Atta
Nasser worked with Gang 4 on the
drama foundation module during a
period of 6 months, they achieved
19 training sessions, 2 hours each.
The training resulted in a short
presentation in June 2012.
Al-Harah Gang 5:
This group was formed in 2012 and includes
university students and youth aged between 19-25
years old. The trainers Nicola Zreineh and Atta
Nasser worked with Gang 5 on the drama
foundation module during a period of 6 months,
they achieved 14 training sessions, 2 hours each.
The training resulted in a short presentation in June
2012.