Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas by Stephen Orlov
This volume of seven plays—three by Jewish playwrights, three by Palestinian playwrights, and a collaboration by both—tackles one of the remaining thematic taboos for many theatres in the Western world. Varying in genre between drama and comedy, in aesthetic between realism and surrealism, in setting between the Diasporas and Israel/Palestine, and in the political opinions of their characters,Double Exposure offers distinct Diaspora perspectives that turn the political into the personal. A Q&A addendum with each of the playwrights explores the inspirations and challenges they experienced writing and staging their plays, and introductions by acclaimed playwrights Karen Hartman and Betty Shamieh offer insightful commentary.
This collection includes The Peace Maker by Natasha Greenblatt; Sabra Falling by Ismail Khalidi;Bitterenders by Hannah Khalil; Facts by Arthur Milner; Sperm Count by Stephen Orlov; Tales of a City by the Sea by Samah Sabawi; and Twenty-One Positions: A Cartographic Dream of the Middle Eastby Abdelfattah AbuSrour, Lisa Schlesinger, and Naomi Wallace.
Written with: Samah Sabawi
Year Printed: 2016