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Avital Raz presents

My Jerusalem + Post Show Discussion

A solo performance derived from a song.

A politically charged tale of a drunken one night stand, infused with stories of growing up in 80s Israel.

A nuanced exploration of the politics of division, from internal checkpoints and separation walls to gender norms.

With violence after Trump declared Jerusalem to be the Jewish capital; questions of antisemitism, rising awareness of the Palestinian cause, this performance feels very timely.

A work about ethnicity and gender, racism, and the underlying fear that perpetuates it. Can we surmount divisions imposed by occupation? Go beyond the blame game, really see each other’s vulnerable humanity?

Following the show, audiences are invited to join in a discussion with the show writer and performer Avital Raz, facilitated by Dr Mustafa Alachkar, psychiatrist and member of Rethink Rebuild Society, a refugee orientated organisation and the organiser of Celebrating Syria Festival.

 

My Jerusalem was created during Foot In The Door residency with Lancaster Arts and developed during 2019 as a WorksAhead commission with hÅb/Word of Warning/STUN + Contact and received mentoring from Peader Kirk and Arts Council funding.