Hold the Date for this inspired event.

To arrange for an interview, please contact Stephen Orlov, co-editor and playwright: (514) 751-2548 stephen.orlov@sympatico.ca

 

Bridging the Diaspora Divide: Jewish and Palestinian playwrights come together in ground breaking anthology

 

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Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas
Edited by Stephen Orlov and Samah Sabawi

 

To be featured at:
Montreal’s Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival – Saturday, April 29
Ottawa International Writers Festival – Sunday, April 30

 

Playwrights Stephen Orlov of Montreal and Samah Sabawi of Melbourne discuss their challenging artistic journey and creative process in editing this groundbreaking collection. Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas is the first English-language anthology worldwide by Jewish and Palestinian writers in any genre of drama, prose or poetry. This unique anthology about the Israel-Palestine conflict includes three plays penned by Jewish playwrights, three by Palestinian playwrights, and one by both. The afternoon also features scene readings by actors.

 

“This diverse mix of dramatic styles and voices is a brave, passionate and collective call, a theatrical catalyst for investigation and resistance.” — Eve Ensler, Obie Award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues

 

Playwrights Canada Press’ Double Exposure includes plays by acclaimed diaspora playwrights Hannah Khalil (Ireland); Arthur Milner (Gatineau, Qc); Natasha Greenblatt (Toronto); Ismail Khalidi (Chile); Stephen Orlov (Montreal); Samah Sabawi (Australia); Naomi Wallace (England); Lisa Schlesinger (USA); and Abdelfattah AbuSrour (Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, West Bank). Also included are introductions by award-winning American playwrights Karen Hartman and Betty Shamieh and interviews with each playwright about their inspiration and challenges.

 

BLUE MET- SAT. APRIL 29, 1:30-3:00PM, MODERATED BY MONTREAL GAZETTE THEATRE CRITIC AND PLAYWRIGHT JIM BURKE
HOTEL 10, SALLE GODIN- 10 SHERBROOKE ST. WEST, MONTREAL TICKETS WWW.BLUEMETROPOLIS.ORG

 

OTTAWA WRITERS FESTIVAL- SUN. APRIL 30, 2:00-3:30, MODERATED BY PLAYWRIGHT ARTHUR MILNER
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, 414 SPARKS ST., OTTAWA TICKETS WWW.WRITERSFESTIVAL.ORG

 

Orlov and Sabawi will also be in Toronto on May 3 at Playwrights Guild of Canada’s 45th anniversary and launch of the Canadian Play Outlet- a bookstore for Canadian plays and theatre books.

 

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Press Release to follow
Media Contact: Stephen Orlov (514) 751-2548 stephen.orlov@sympatico.ca

Double Exposure- co-editor Samah Sabawi

Double Exposure- co-editor Stephen Orlov