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A Jew and a Palestinian cross the cultural divide

  • Western Sydney University Corner James Ruse Dr and Victoria Rd Rydalmere NSW Australia (map)

Panel Discussion | Readings | Q & A

with Stephen Orlov and Samah Sabawi

How did two strangers, a Boston-born Jew in Montreal and a Gaza-born Palestinian in Melbourne, embark on such a challenging artistic journey to edit Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas, the first English-language anthology worldwide in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers?

From literally opposite sides of the world, join award-winning playwrights Stephen Orlov of Montreal and Samah Sabawi of Melbourne as they discuss the complexities, obstacles and creative process in editing this groundbreaking collection, which acclaimed Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler calls “A brave, passionate collective call, a theatrical catalyst for investigation and resistance.”

Co-presented by the Margaret Whitlam Chair of Social Work, Professor Linda Briskman of the School of Social Sciences and Psychology and the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University.

FREE. Registrations essential. Light refreshments provided.


Female Orphan School
Conference Room 1, Building EZ, Western Sydney University
Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road
Rydalmere, NSW 2116

Hosted by The Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

Earlier Event: 21 May
Palestinian Cultural Day
Later Event: 4 June
Film screening