Arab and Israeli music
Hebrew and Arabic language
Palestinian and Jewish stories
World Premiere of TJTs Middle East Project
March 17 May 1, 2005
Created by the Middle East Project Ensemble: Aaron Davidman, Nora El Samahy, Corey Fischer, Meirav Kupperberg, Ibrahim Miari, Eric Rhys Miller and Naomi Newman.
Directed and Co-Created by Aaron Davidman
Original music composed and performed by Georges Lammam
Excerpts from the printed
SAN FRANCISCO March 17 April 17, 2005
Traveling Jewish Theatre
2640 College Avenue (north of Ashby)
Tickets: $12 - $35
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What others have said about BLOOD RELATIVE:
If after seeing this, people are really starting to talk and listen to each other, then were achieving our goal."
Creating a play based on the Israel/Palestine conflict may be just as difficult as trying to solve it. But the artists at Traveling Jewish Theatre trust their process, and more importantly, listen to each other.
"The rest of you can argue with each other about who is right, who is wrong, and who is to blame. This kind of work is far more constructive, and in the end will outlast the arguing. . .art really can save us."
Blood Relative is arguably [TJTs] most poignant work to date It isnt documentary theatre, journalism or even diplomacy. 'We would like people to leave the theatre asking different questions than when they walked in. And to keep talking.
TJT is finally addressing the knotty question of whether Arabs and Jews in the Middle East can learn to live together in peace Blood Relative looks beyond old fears in an attempt to start a conversation without taking sides.
Critics choice, What looks good in 2005.
The goal is to move the inter- and intra-community conversations toward dialogue, in which each side is encouraged to listen deeply and be willing to give up what they thing they already know. Only from this place can we begin to imagine possibilities of reconciliation.
Excerpts from the printed program