“My father brought a list of banned goods home. For ten years now: no cement, glass, steel, lumber, paint, plastic, or metal pipes allowed in. Prohibited. And!... The greatest security threat of all: surfboards. Surfboards are prohibited!” 

Surfer Rawand, a teenage Palestinian woman, is fearless, funny, and intelligent. The sea is her fuel and her escape. This play gives us a glimpse of her world and her spirit…and draws attention to the very real material conditions that have led Gaza to be likened to an open-air prison. 

***Barrel Wave was originally written for Theater For One and produced at Signature Theater in 2016***

Naomi Wallace is an American playwright, screenwriter and poet from Kentucky. She is widely known for her plays, and has received several distinguished awards for her work.