The Shop (Gaza 2013)


About the Summer Games
Losing and Finding is the theme of a collection of 6 plays made for children and youth during the summer of 2013. The plays are about the precious things that are lost in wars and how people, by nature, find ways to fill this loss. The title of each play is the lost thing.

In order to reach a wide audience, we had 22 teams of actors and actresses. Some of the plays were made 3 times and some 4. Four of the plays were made as graduations projects. Over 150,000 kids and adults saw a play during the summer of 2013.

All six plays were written by Jackie Lubeck
Dramaturgy and Artistic Director – Jan Willems

Wonderful TDP Team – Rafat Al Aydi, Mohammed Al Hessi, Amal Abu Dawoud, Maryam Enaia, Rawia Mustaha, Rania Al Shawwa, Ola Salem, Riyad Al Akhrass, Ahmed Qadada, Mohsen Abu Al Khair and Henriette Araman and Francis Tams.

International Experts – Lin van Ellinckhuijsen, Bart Kiene, Philippe Lemaire, Peter Oskam, Muriel Besmer , Casper Vandeputte.

Directed by Mohammed Al Hissi
Co-Directed by Randa Abu Maghasib

Their father is in the hospital. Their mother is taking care of him. The shop has been destroyed and 3 sisters decide to go and fix it up and reopen it. With bits and pieces from all the broken merchandise, the girls welcome the customers. All the while they are video-filming their efforts to show their father what they have done for the family.


Group 1
Maryam – Maryam Al Ostaz
Salwa – Elham Abu Shanab
Marwa – Sireen Al Jabali

Understudy for all 4 Groups – Al Batoul Al Masri
Technician – Jehad Zain Al Din
Assistant – Omar Nofel

Group 2
Maryam – Jihad Al Zitti
Salwa – Noor Al Baz
Marwa – Elham Al Ashram

Technician – Ehab Salman
Assistant – Yasir Abu Al Aata

Group 3
Maryam – Hiba Shehadeh
Salwa – Randa Abu Maghaseeb
Marwa – Haneen Al Masri

Technician – Mohammed Al Hawari
Assistant – Ashraf Al Qatrawi

Group 4
Maryam – Afaf Nashbat
Salwa – Azza Al Nahal
Marwa – Shaza Al Hamlawi

Technician – Mohammed Abu Saada
Assistant – Mohammed Salem