TALES FROM THE WEST BANK
a 75-minute show performed by Karen Chalk and Penny Stone, based on their experiences as human rights observers with EAPPI in the occupied Palestinian territories
From Penny Stone:
‘Still Life: Tales from the West Bank’ is a 75-minute show performed by Karen Chalk and Penny Stone, based on our experiences as human rights observers with EAPPI in the occupied Palestinian territories. The aim of the show is to enable people to engage with human stories of the Occupation as well as to learn more about the context. The show was originally devised for performance at the Edinburgh Festival Free Fringe 2011, where we played to a packed house nightly. We have had a lot of enquiries following the Edinburgh run and are particularly interested in taking the show to new audiences (especially schools, but we welcome your ideas). We are touring the show for two weeks in mid-2012 and are seeking invitations to perform.
Description of the show from the Edinburgh Festival Guide:
‘Three months, two human rights observers and countless accounts of occupation distilled into an hour of song, story and image. The two women performing ‘Still Life’ volunteered with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI, www.eappi.org), working alongside Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers for three months. They lived in the villages of Jayyous and Yanoun in the northern West Bank, witnessing and experiencing everyday life in the occupied Palestinian territories. Catch a glimpse of the struggle and humour of village life under occupation.’