March 2003. The Gaza Strip. 23-year-old Rachel Corrie stands between a Palestinian house and an armoured bulldozer. Based on the diaries and emails of the American activist, My Name is Rachel Corrie tells the story of her short life and sudden death, from the words she left behind. A panel discussion follows each performance, discussing the contemporary situation in Palestine.
My Name is Rachel Corrie is a powerful one-person show detailing the final months of activist Rachel Corrie’s life in 2003, based on her real life diary entries, conversations & testimonies. The articles were compiled & text was edited by Alan Rickman & Katherine Viner in 2005, & the play was first staged in the Royal Court Theatre London in 2006.
The play has now toured around the world and we are incredibly excited to announce that it will be staged in Sheffield in May 2019 with Hassun El Zafar (Director of Sheffield Black History Month 2015/17 & Street Science 2017/18) as Director & Sam Holland (Director of Migration Matters Festival) as Producer.
The play is scheduled to show from 1 -4 May 2019 in Sheffield’s Theatre Deli. It will also be part of the Festival of Debate and will feature a discussion panel at the end of each showing to discuss the contemporary situation in Palestine and how people may get involved in positive activism to make the world a better place for everyone.
1 May 2019
Title: The Making of The Play
Hassun El Zafar (Director)
Sam Holland (Producer)
Sara Hill (Theatre Deli Programmer and Producer)
2 May 2019
Title: Life in Palestine
Musheir Al Fara (Chair of Sheffield PSC)
Louise Haigh MP (Labour MP Sheffield Heeley)
Ronnie Barkan (Activist from Israel)
3 May 2019
Title: How Can We Change the World?
Magid Magid (Lord Mayor of Sheffield)
Lucinda Wakefield (Chair of Sheffield Stop The War)
Abdi Aziz Suleiman (Former President of Sheffield Students’ Union)
4 May 2019
Title: Palestine and UK action
Ben White (Author and Journalist)
To learn more about Rachel’s life visit https://rachelcorriefoundation.org/
This event is part of the 'Living Together' strand which has kindly been sponsored by Learn Sheffield, Create Sheffield and Cohesion Sheffield.