Nabil Alraee (PLE)
Nabil Al-Raee is the former artistic director of The Freedom Theatre of Jenin, and is a teacher, playwright and theatre director. Born and raised in Arroub Refugee Camp in Palestine, he joined Theatre Day Productions in the 1990s– a theatre company in Hebron working and training actors. He finished his professional training there, and began training others for the next two years, also working throughout the West Bank as a musician, actor and drama teacher. Nabil then studied directing in Tunisia, and Participated in different workshops in Europe before returning to Palestine in 2006. At the invitation of Juliano Mer-Khamis, co-founder of The Freedom Theatre, he joined the theatre in 2007. There, he trained actors and directed The Freedom Theatre’s first play, The Journey. Following the success of the play, Nabil began full-time work at The Freedom Theatre and started training actors in their three-year professional theatre program. He subsequently stepped in as Headmaster of the school and in 2011, Nabil became Artistic Director. In his work Nabil has developed a way of exploring theatre under occupation and gives workshops and participates in conferences all over the world. Nabil has directed and co-directed many of The Freedom Theatre’s most noted productions, including Suicide Note from Palestine , Power poison , Untitled, The Power of Narrative and The Siege. His plays have toured the world, including Europe, UK and North America.