YSDT RETURNS TO LIVE EVENTS THIS FALL

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This month we welcome audiences, community members and students back to live programs for the first time since March 2020.

In September we join The Walk, a transnational theater festival in support of refugees produced by Good Chance Theatre, with When the Waves Have Come and Gone, an epic site-specific performance honoring the lives of refugees lost at sea to be performed by over 50 local dancers at the Plage des Catalans in Marseille, France on Wednesday, September 22 at 6pm.

In October we embark upon a new partnership with Freedom Theater in Jenin, Palestine, for theater based artists. This module will facilitate creative thinking and collaborative practices led by YSDT artists in US and Palestine, for the creation of original dance theater works in public spaces.

In November Samar Haddad King and Samaa Wakim present a new collaboration called Losing It, co-produced by YSDT, Khashabi Theater and Theaterformen Festival, in Haifa. This piece dives into the memory of growing up under occupation, and the fantasies created out of fear and hope in order to survive.

For this season across three continents, we need to raise $20,000. After 18 months of loss, isolation and unrest, this is a moment of tremendous gratitude and hope for our artists and communities.

We hope that you will support the closing of our 15th year with a donation of any amount, so that we can continue to reach new audiences, employ artists, provide arts training, and build communities across cultural and geographic borders, for another 15 years to come.