There Is A Field
When: Monday, October 25, 8pm
Where: Evergreen State College, Recital Hall, Communications Building
This year marks the tenth anniversary of “Black October,” when Israeli police killed twelve Palestinian citizens of Israel, as demonstrations spread across the West Bank, Gaza, and Arab towns inside Israel.
One of those killed was seventeen-year old Aseel Asleh, shot point blank in the neck by Israeli police at a non-violent demonstration outside his village. Aseel had been a leading participant in a program called Seeds of Peace, which brings together Israeli and Palestinian youth. Aseel was wearing his Seeds of Peace T-shirt at the time of his killing and was buried in it.
Playwright Jen Marlowe knew Aseel personally and worked closely with the Asleh family over the seven years she spent writing the play. The script is based on interviews with family members, email exchanges, and official transcripts of an Israeli commission of inquiry.
More broadly, There is a Field addresses the problems faced by the Palestinian minority inside Israel, distinct from those of the Occupied Territories. The release of There is a Field on the tenth anniversary of Black October offers an important opportunity to inject these issues into the wider Israel/Palestine discussion.
Peace Works is an annual project of The Rachel Corrie Foundation, which continues the work that Rachel Corrie began, inspired by her creative energy and vision for justice. Rachel was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza on March 16, 2003 while defending the home of a Palestinian family. Peace Works 2010 is part of a global theatrical call to action, involving communities from around the world performing “There is a Field” this October.
This event is co-sponsored by Evergreen Expressions and the Evergreen program “Visions & Voices.” It is free & open to the public however if you would like to support RCF you will be able to purchase some of our delicious fair trade olive oil in the foyer before or after the show.
For Peace Works 2010 updates and further information please contact:
Rebecca Pilcher, email@example.com