HOW TO BE A PART OF BREAK THE WALL
Read the Plays
Stage the Plays
Write the Plays
READ THE PLAYS (…AND LEARN ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THEM)
- LOOK OVER the descriptions and download every play that might speak to you and your community – remember, they’re free!
- CHECK OUT the links for the plays based on documentary sources…and learn about the real situations and people that inspire theatre of witness!
- READ THEM alone or aloud with friends, with your students, your colleagues or other community members. And afterward, start a discussion, online or in person.
STAGE THE PLAYS
- STAGE A PLAY for friends in a theater, in a room, a cafeteria, a dorm, in your Hillel, in your break room, common room or your living room.
- STAGE AN EVENING of these plays and...
- TAKE PICTURES or WRITE A BLOG ENTRY on how it went and we’ll publish it!
As the number of plays on this site expands, we will have searchable terms to narrow this collection, but right now you could select a play based on a theme, such as:
- Plays set in Palestine (Papal Fiction, Barrel Wave, 9 Visions of a Gaza, Echo of Laughter, Build/Forget)
- Plays about the American Conversation (Reunion, Politics in Bed, A Righteous Man)
- Comedies (The Monologuist, The Montagues, Papal Fiction, Politics in Bed)
- One Person Plays (The First Horse, Barrel Wave, An Echo of Laughter)
- ....Or Any Other organizing idea!
WRITE THE PLAYS (OR SUGGEST PLAYS) AND SEND THEM TO US
See a subject or event or angle that hasn’t been tackled? Did you read an article or book that inspired you? If so, use it! Because whenever possible, we aim for the plays on the site to be linked to an article or text or photo that served as an inspiration for the play. Take that spark and turn it into fire!
And while the core of our plays are written by playwrights, we are eager to include work by writers in multiple genres, including novelists, poets, journalists, and others. Break The Wall plays can be anywhere from 2 to 25 pages (i.e. plays that are no more than half an hour in length, please).
So if you believe with us that theatre can help break the wall of ignorance and obfuscation that surround the discourse on Palestine/Israel and that theatre should be brave and challenge injustice as well as the established narratives that underpin injustice… THEN GO ON AND GET WRITING AND...