Beale, Samantha ORCID logoORCID:, Shehada, Alaa, Shamas, Hanna, al Batran, Khalil, Monther, Ebaa, Swity, Diana and Shyouki, Raed (2022) Balad. [Performance]


Balad is a touring stand-up comedy show I co-directed with my PalCom (Palestinian Comedy Club) partner Alaa Shehada, working with Charlotte Knowles (PalCom; Independent Film Trust) and a group of Palestinian performers. Building on our previous work in the region (2016-18; 2019), this show (and an accompanying workshop series) was devised and rehearsed in Ramallah (May 2022; June-July 2022). Balad toured venues in Palestinian cities in July-August 2022. The show features six Palestinian performers from different areas of the West Bank and the '48 Regions coming together to use comedy to explore what it means to be Palestinian today.

Venue Details

  1. Balad
    • Location: al Qattan Foundation, Ramallah
    • Dates: 25 Jul 2022

  2. Balad
    • Location: Nablus Circus School, Nablus
    • Dates: 27 Jul 2022

  3. Balad
    • Location: Khashaba Theatre, Haifa
    • Dates: 29 Jul 2022

  4. Balad
    • Location: al Haneen Theatre, Nazareth
    • Dates: 30 Jul 2022

  5. Balad
    • Location: Palestinian National Theatre, Jerusalem
    • Dates: 31 Jul 2022

  6. Balad
    • Location: Jenin Freedom Theatre, Jenin
    • Dates: 02 Aug 2022

Item Type: Performance
Sustainable Development Goals:
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 35822
Depositing User: Sam Beale
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 13:54
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2022 11:36

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