APN's Lara Friedman on panel discussing Wrestling Jerusalem, January 14, 2016

Lara1-250x250On Thursday, January 14, APN's Lara Friedman joined Zeina Azzam, the Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund for a panel moderated by John Feffer, the Director for Epicenter at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC for a panel discussing the performance Wrestling Jerusalem. More information can be found here.
Wrestling Jerusalemwritten by and starring Aaron Davidman, is about one man’s journey to comprehend the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as it courses through his divided psyche and argumentative community. Originally commissioned by Theater J in 2007, Davidman’s evolving excavation into the contours of conflict now illuminates a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice. Wrestling Jerusalem gives voice to a dozen characters, animating their struggles, soul searchings and defensive barriers that give way to a spiritual oneness that offers a promise of peace in the midst of bloodshed. Part of the Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival.

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Read an article about the performance and discussion here
Wrestling Jerusalem runs through Sunday, January 24 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center - 1333 H Street NE.