Saturday, June 7, 2014

Two events this week

Palestine Stories

A presentation about the Freedom Bus by founder Ben Rivers

Tuesday June 3, 7:30 pm
Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz
(next to Rail Trail—not on campus!)

The Freedom Bus, a project of the West Bank’s legendary Freedom Theatre, engages thousands of Palestinians and visitors from abroad in cultural actions, including Playback Theatre, to explore the experience of living under occupation. Freedom Bus events occur in villages, towns, refugee camps and Bedouin communities throughout the occupied West Bank.

Ben Rivers, co-founder of the Freedom Bus, will speak about the use of Playback Theatre and cultural activism within the broader popular struggle movement. Following Ben’s talk, Hudson River Playback Theatre performers will reflect audience responses. Admission is free. Donations to support the Freedom Bus will be accepted.

Endorsers of the Freedom Bus include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Judith Butler, Maya Angelou, Noam Chomsky and Peter Brook. Palestine Stories is cosponsored by Middle East Crisis Response. For more information please contact


The talk and Playback Theatre presentation drew about 35 people, and were very well received. 



We had over 40 people at our latest movie, and it was followed by a great discussion. Our Films of Palestine will return this fall.