About This Show

The Al-Rowwad theater company, based at the Aida Refugee Camp outside Bethlehem, is coming to the U.S. The NYC leg of their tour – including nights at the Barrow Street Theater and the Martin E. Segal Theater at the CUNY Graduate Center — is scheduled for June 18 through June 22 and is made possible through the combined efforts of theater artists, grassroots activists and community supporters.

Using the theatrical and visual arts to help children whose lives are shattered by war and occupation, Al-Rowwad’s Founder and Director Dr. AbdelFatteh Abu-srour has created a truly concrete example of “theaters working against war” happening on the very frontlines of violence. Dr. Abu-Srour has coined the term “beautiful resistance” to describe the Center’s focus and its curriculum based on creative non-violence. Trained in classical folkloric dance, the ensemble of five girls and six boys – Husam Alazza, Ribal Kordi, Rowa Abu-srour, Salam Alazza, Hamada Alkurdi, Woud Darkhawaja, Ikhlas Abu-srour, Ahmad Alajarma, Jehad Alajarma, Hanin Alaarj — creates a dramatic pageant of the modern history of Palestine – from 1948 to the Oslo Peace Accords. We Are the Children of the Camps is performed in Arabic with projected English subtitles.


Date: Saturday, June 18 at 6:00 pm

Where: Passaic Co. Technical Institute

45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne NJ

Tickets: $15 Adults/$5 Children & Youth


Date: Monday, June 20 at 7:30 pm

Where: Barrow Street Theater

27 Barrow Street, NYC

Tickets: $25 General/$10 Students & Low Income


Date: Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm

Where: Martin E. Segal Theater

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue (b/w E. 34th and E. 35th Sts), NYC

Tickets: Free; Suggested donations: $20 General

$10 Students & Low Income

Date: Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30

Where: Al-Noor School

675 4th Avenue at 20th Street, Brooklyn NY

Suggested Donations: $15 Adults/$5 Children & Youth


Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: June 18, 2005 Final Performance: June 26, 2005