With first and second-generation Jewish and Palestinian youth, acting together on the same stage in Copenhagen, Denmark.
With first and second-generation Jewish and Palestinian youth, acting together on the same stage in Copenhagen, Denmark. GMP’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Weller was commissioned by the Betty Nansen Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark, to write and direct a new play, about the impact the Middle Eastern conflict has had upon the lives of second-generation Palestinian and Jewish youth, living both in Denmark and in the Middle East.
The play explores the impact the conflict has upon the media that record it. Georg Larsen, the main character, is a documentary filmmaker who goes to Palestine and Israel to investigate the Middle Eastern conflict. As the conflict begins to enter him, he experiences the loss of himself personally. Research was conducted in Gaza, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and included interviews with members from Hamas, Hezbolah., Islamic Jihad., suicide bombers families, the Israeli special-forces and the head of the Hebron Settlers Movement.