An Irish government tribunal of inquiry into institutions responsible for cruel and inhumane treatment of children is in session. In the foyer, James X, one of those children, now a man anxiously prepares to offer the testimony which he hopes will unshackle him from the past. As he waits, James is confronted with the fact that the tribunal he is about to go before is part of the very same system that made prisoners of children like him and sighting this truth prompts him to tell the story that will really, finally set him free.
Adapted from the Oresteia Trilogy Featuring Dorothy Ann Gould
“MoLoRa can be hard to watch... yet it leaves you with a more encouraging vision of humanity than anything you're likely to see anywhere else, in any medium.”
– New York Magazine
“Brilliant... the resonance to contemporary life in South Africa is unmistakable and shocking.” “Farber uses the Ngqoko Cultural Group as a Greek chorus to striking effect”.
– New York Post
Set after the fall of apartheid, Farber’s MoLoRa reimagines the ancient Greek Oresteia to tell the story of her own country’s painful and extraordinary transition to democracy. As Klytemnestra and Elektra – mother and daughter, perpetrator and victim – sit to face each other in an open hearing, MoLoRa reenacts a watershed moment in world history, illuminating the universal and excruciating choice for any victim: to seek revenge or choose forgiveness.
Our Women Center Stage festival returns for the entire month of March at The Living Theatre in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Featuring more than 40 performances by established and rising women artists, this year's lineup includes a weekend of director-driven short pieces attempting to answer the question, "What is political theater?"; a tribute to anarchist theater legend Judith Malina; an autobiographical musical by Scottish singer-songwriter Angela McCluskey; a new play by up-and-coming playwright and director Calla Videt; and many, many more.
moderated by Laura Flanders with special guest Trudie Styler
with Naomi Klein, Col. Desmond Travers, Noura Erakat, and Lizzy Ratner
When the Goldstone Report was released in September 2009, it quickly became the report heard round the world. The United Nations Human Rights Council investigation of the 2008-09 Gaza conflict shook the international community with its unflinching look at the outrages unleashed on a captive population, and it deeply rattled Israel with its call for accountability for war crimes committed by both Israel and Hamas. On May 19th, 2011 a distinguished panel of experts gathered, including a co-author of the report, to discuss the fallout of Goldstone's Op-Ed and the ongoing need for accountability for the crimes of Operation Cast Lead. More than 18 months after it was released, the Goldstone Report remains as critical as ever.
A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict. Directed by Julian Schnabel, written by Rula Jebreal (scenario), based on the novel by Rula Jebreal, starring Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass and Willem Dafoe.