The Station (Gaza 2011)


(Based on improvisations of the girls)

Directed by Manal Barakat as her Final Project of TDP’s 3-Year Cirriculum

A stage divided.  On one side sits the traditional Wife 1 and her traditionally raised daughters. On the other side sits the modern Wife 2 and her out-going daughters. The audience is divided and sitting with one of the two wives. The husband is not in the play. In a theatrical debate, we hear the on-going discussion between a traditional way of life and another way which includes aspects of modernization that aren’t necessarily positive. Mothers and daughters exchange their opinions, trying and testing the possibly of making changes here and there. The only conclusion that the play comes to – when it opens the question to the teenage girls in the audience – is that this debate is more important than the answers that might come of it.

The Players

Sahar Muamar
Neveen Almashuki
Walaa Abu Hamidah
Hanin Jaber
Israa Madi
Israa Alkhwaja
Islam Abu Siyam

Assistant (director-in-training)
Hiba Shihadeh


Artistic Supervision & Teachers
Jan Willems & Rafat Al Aydi & Mohammad Al Hissi & Jackie Lubeck                  

Technical Team
Riyad Al Akhras, Ahmad Qadada, Ashraf Sarhan, & Mohammad Nofal

Administration & Financial Team
Randa Muhana, Amal Abu Dawood, Maryam Enaia, Rawia Mushtaha, Kamal Shublaq, Hadeel Sous & Francis Tams