2016 Land Day Tour

In the spring of 2016, There Is A Field, was produced as a Land Day Tour, with 24 performances across 10 states (primarily at universities), reaching over 1,800 people. The tour was undertaken with the leadership of ten partner organizations, and 52 student leaders from 33 different campus organizations. Post-play discussions and workshops examined the parallels between Israel and the U.S. in relation to state violence, impunity and structural inequality.

The Land Day Tour of There Is a Field coincided with the 40th Anniversary of Land Day, an annual commemoration of land dispossessions and killings of Palestinian citizens of Israel in 1976.

Note: This was the 2016 Land Day Tour schedule

Wed March 2 @ 6:00 pm: Brooklyn, NY
St Joseph’s College
Tuohy Hall Auditorium, 245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine-St Joseph’s College
Co-sponsored by: Council for the Arts, Campus Ministry, Black Student Association & Alumni Engagement
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Lisa Gagliardo
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Sat March 5 @ 7:00 pm: Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College
All Campus Dining Center (ACDC), 2nd floor, UpC Room
124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
Enter through Vassar’s north gate; (ACDC is the building on your left when entering through North Gate.)
Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-Vassar & Students for Justice in Palestine-Vassar
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Henry Rosen

Tues March 8 @ 7:30 pm: Williamstown, MA
Williams College
Paresky Center Auditorium
39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, MA
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine-Williams College
Co-sponsored by Divest Williams
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Sumaya Awad
Post play discussion hosted by Adalah

Wed March 9 @ 6:00 pm: Amherst, MA
Hampshire College
Emily Dickinson Hall, 893 West Street, Amherst MA 01002
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-Hampshire
Co-sponsored by the Hampshire College Theater Board
Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Post play discussion hosted by Adalah

Thurs March 10: Cambridge, MA
Harvard University
Sponsored by Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Black Student Association, SLAM, Transgender Task Force, RAZA, Native Americans at Harvard College
Post-play discussion sponsored by the Harvard Center for Ethics and the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic.
Panelists include Jen Marlowe (Playwright) and Nadia Ben-Youssef (Adalah)
Suggested donation of $5-$10; no one turned away
(For further info about this performance, please contact Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee)

Sat March 12 @ 8:00 pm: Somerville, MA
Tufts University
Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room, 15 Talbot Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-Tufts
Post play discussion hosted by Adalah

Mon March 14 @ 7:30 pm: Bowie, MD
Bowie State University
Student Center Ballroom
14000 Jericho Park Road
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association
Post play discussion hosted by Adalah and 50 Shades of Black
Contact and RSVP: Will Nathan

Wed March 16 @ 7:30 pm: Bryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr College
McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA
Sponsored by: Voices for Palestine Bryn Mawr
Co-sponsored by: Bryn Mawr Sisterhood, Students for Justice in Palestine-Haverford, Jewish Voice for Peace-Philadelphia, JStreet U-Bryn Mawr, Students for Justice in Palestine-Temple, Tri-College NAACP
Suggested donation: $10-$20, no one turned away
Seating is limited, first-come, first-serve
Contact: Rosie McInnes

Sat March 19 @ 7:30 pm: Washington DC
Community performance at St Stephen’s and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
St Stephen’s Church (Auditorium), 1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC 20010
Sponsored by Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, Donkeysaddle Projects, Jewish Voice for Peace DC Metro, the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Central Atlantic Conference-United Church of Christ, American University-Students for Justice in Palestine
Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Jen Marlowe

Mon March 21 @ 10:00 am Washington DC
Performance for Capital City Public Charter School
Workshops and post play discussion hosted by Adalah

Tues March 22 @ 7:00pm: Washington DC
Howard University
Miner Hall room 117, 2400 6th st NW, Washington, Dc 20059
Sponsored by Living Stones Worship Arts Ministry, Society of Future Diplomats, One Voice
Suggested donation: $5-$20, no one turned away
Post play discussion hosted by Adalah and U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
Workshops hosted by Adalah

Wed March 23 @ 6:00 pm: Madison, NJ
Drew University
Great Hall in the S.W. Bowne Building, 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine-Drew
Co-sponsored by: Boas Anthropology Club, Middle Eastern Student Association
Open to the public
Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: 
Naeem Khan

Thurs, March 24 @ 8:00 pm: Middletown, CT
Wesleyan University
Malcolm X House Basement, 345 High Street
Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace
Co-sponsored by Ujama, Students for Justice in Palestine
Suggested donation of $5-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Yael Horowitz

Mon March 28 @ 7:00 pm: NYC
Columbia University
3rd Floor, World Room, Pulitzer Hall Journalism School
2950 Broadway (@ 116th St)
(enter the Columbia gates on east side of Broadway at 116th Street. The building on the right says “Journalism.” Walk around the perimeter of the building to the campus entrance, just behind the statue of Thomas Jefferson.)
Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies
Co-sponsored by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies
Post play discussion panelists include Nadia Ben-Youssef (U.S. Representative for Adalah-the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel), Thenjiwe McHarris (co-founder, Blackbird), and Jen Marlowe (Playwright). Closing comments from Jamila and Hassan Asleh (parents of Aseel Asleh)
Suggested donation of $10-$20

Tues March 29 @ 7:00 pm: NYC
Columbia University
3rd Floor, World Room, Pulitzer Hall Journalism School
2950 Broadway (@ 116th St)
(enter the Columbia gates on east side of Broadway at 116th Street. The building on the right says “Journalism.” Walk around the perimeter of the building to the campus entrance, just behind the statue of Thomas Jefferson.)
Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies
Co-sponsored by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies
Post play discussion moderated by Nadia Ben-Youssef (U.S. Representative for Adalah-the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel). Panelists: Thenjiwe McHarris (co-founder, Blackbird), and Jen Marlowe (Playwright). Closing comments from Jamila and Hassan Asleh (parents of Aseel Asleh)
Suggested donation of $10-$20

Thurs March 31 @ 7:00 pm: Tallahassee, FL
Mickee Faust Theatre
623 McDonnell Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Sponsored by Dream Defenders-Florida A&M University &
Students for Justice in Palestine-Florida State University
Suggested donation of $10-$20, no one turned away

Sat April 2 @ 5:00 pm: Gainesville, FL
University of Florida
Civic Media Center
433 S. Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
Contact: Lara Alqasem
Sponsored by: Dream Defenders-UF Squadd & Students for Justice in Palestine-UF
Suggested donation of $10-$20, no one turned away

Mon April 4 @ 7:00 pm: Atlanta, GA
Emory University
Emory Center for Ethics
1531 Dickey Drive. Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(Visitor parking info: 29 Eagle Row, Atlanta , Georgia 30322)
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and the Emory Center for Ethics
Co-sponsored by Candler Social Concerns Network
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Dina Bashar Masri

Tues April 5 @ 7:00 pm: Atlanta, GA
The AUC (Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University)
Sale Hall Chapel
830 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
Sponsored by: ACTS (Actively Changing Tomorrow through Service)
Open to the public. Suggested donation $1-$20
Contact :acts.service@gmail.com

Wed April 6 @ 6:00 pm: Athens, GA
University of Georgia
Arena Theatre
Fine Arts Bldg, 255 Baldwin St, Athens, GA 30605
Osama Mor: 718-644-6606, osama.elmor@gmail.com
Sponsored by: Athens for Justice in Palestine

Fri April 8 @ 7:00 pm: St Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis
1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130
McMillan Hall
Campus Map: (#70 on the map)
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine
Co-sponsored by: Social Justice Center (SJC)
Post play discussion hosted by Adalah
Contact: Stephanie Aria

Sun April 10 @ 3:00 pm: St Louis/Ferguson, MO
Community performance
2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
Sponsored by Hands Up United and St Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee

Wed, April 13 @ 7:00 pm: NYC
The Soho Playhouse, http://www.SoHoPlayhouse.com
15 Vandam, between Varick Street and Sixth Avenue
Sponsored by: Columbia University Center for Palestine Studies, African American Policy Forum, Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

Thurs, April 14 @ 7:00 pm: NYC
The Soho Playhouse, http://www.SoHoPlayhouse.com
15 Vandam, between Varick Street and Sixth Avenue
Sponsored by: Columbia University Center for Palestine Studies, African American Policy Forum, Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

CAST

CaitlinNasemaCassidyCAITLIN NASEMA CASSIDY (SIWAR, VARIOUS) National Tours: ShowBoat, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other Theatre: Anything Goes (Williamstown), Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Synetic Theater Company), Yerma (London Cockpit), Cymbeline, Adapted (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). Readings and Workshops: New York Theatre Workshop, The Lark, Women’s Project Theater, Noor Theatre, The Civilians, Epic Theatre Ensemble. TV: A Crime To Remember. Training: London’s East 15 School of Acting and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Endless love and gratitude to mom, dad, Connor, Geoff, and the There Is A Field family. www.CaitlinNCassidy.com

 

Alan Ceppos

ALAN CEPPOS (HASSAN/JUDGE OR) first appeared on Broadway at the age of nine in The Three Musketeers. He has since appeared numerous times in various Off Broadway productions, films, television commercials as well as Knots Landing, The Conan O’Brien Show, The David Letterman Show, Days of our Lives, New York Undercover and Law and Order. He is also Co-Founder and President of The Hamptons Honey Company and PIQ, a Retail Gift concept with multiple locations including Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center in NYC. Special thanks to FAR.

 

Gamze CeylanGAMZE CEYLAN (JAMILA) most recent NY stage work was in ‘LoveRosePepe’ based on Gertrude Stein’s Children’s Story and devised by Handan Ozbilgin Bromley and Henry Holmes at the Target Margin Theatre Lab (Connelly Theatre). Other NY and regional credits include: ‘A Doll’s House-Remix’ with the Epic Theatre Company, ‘The Wishing Tree’ by Mustafa Kaymak (Signature Theatre), ‘The Butcher’ by Gwydion Suilebhan (Players Theater), ‘the wall: a story of the land’ by Noelle Ghoussaini (Brooklyn Lyceum), ‘Lidless’ by Francis Ya-Chu Cowhig (Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre), ‘Neither Heaven Nor Earth’ by John Hansen-Brevetti and Gabriella Pinto (New School’s Theater). www.gamzeceylan.com

 

Jackson-GoldbergJACKSON GOLDBERG (BARAA, VARIOUS) is an American actor based in Brooklyn, NY. He most recently appeared in Wreckless Endeavor Productions’ TV Series Night Shift (Milton), and recent theatre credits include INVASION! (Actor A) by Jonas Hasan-Khemiri at Theater for the New City, NYC, Rabindranath Tagore’s The Post Office (Patrick Moore) at George St. Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, and Gruesome Playground Injuries (Doug) by 2010 Pulitzer prize finalist Rajiv Joseph at 4615 Theatre Company in Washington DC. Jackson graduated from Indiana University Bloomington where he majored in Arabic language. Jackson is from San Francisco, CA.

 

Amel KhalilAMEL KHALIL (NARDEEN) is delighted to play her first lead role in a theater production as Nardeen, with Donkeysaddle Projects.  Recent credits include the 2016 Vagina Monologues. Film credits include lead roles in shorts, El Mundo Mas Alla, and Shift as well as contributions to Michael Pinckney’s TV pilot series The Trade. Amel is a trained Mixed Martial Artist for stage combat and will be showcased in both Messengers and Nightwing Escalation web series. As a Palestinian American, Amel is honored to be a part of such an important piece so clearly depicting the daily struggle faced by the strong and faithful people of Palestine.

 

Kesav WableKESAV WABLE (ASEEL) is an actor/writer who has appeared in several productions on stage, in film and TV. Stage credits include: Bassam in Tsunami (PEN World Voices Play Festival 2014); Vilayat Khan in Soundwaves (New York Fringe Festival 2013); TV credits: ABC’s hit show What Would You Do. He wrote and produced For Flow, a short film that was a 2011 HBO American Black Film Festival Finalist and aired on HBO and Cinemax. www.kesavmwable.com

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Noelle GhoussainiNoelle Ghoussaini (Director)- Noelle Ghoussaini is a playwright, director and educator. She has created theatrical works throughout the US, France, Russia and the Middle East. Noelle is currently a 2050 directing fellow at New York Theatre Workshop where she is developing a site-specific performance about dreams. In 2013, she was a Laundromat Project create change fellow as well as a participant at the Lincoln Center Director’s lab and the Bolshoi Drama Theatre’s Director’s lab. She has two, very cute cats. www.noelleghoussaini.com

 

Marlowe headshot LRJen Marlowe (Playwright/Producer) is an award-winning author/filmmaker/playwright and human rights/social justice activist. Her plays include There Is A Field. Her books include I Am Troy Davis, The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker, which won the 2012 Middle East Monitor’s Palestine Book Award, and Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival. Her films include One Family in Gaza, Rebuilding Hope: Sudan’s Lost Boys Return Home and Darfur Diaries: Message from Home, and, just completed, Witness Bahrain. For more information about Jen’s work, visit www.donkeysaddle.org.

 

 

Sarah Jane Schostack Headshot 2Sarah Jane Schostack (Stage Manager/Assistant Director): Select assistant directing credits: Lincoln Center Originals: CRY HAVOC (Lincoln Center), Period of Adjustment (WHAT), Disney’s The Lion King Jr. and A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Unger and the 12.14 Foundation/NewArts Newtown Musicals), The Stone Will Roll (New York Theatre Workshop) and Trip to Bountiful (Hangar Theatre). Selected NYC directing credits: Manere Fortis (Semi-Finalist in the Take Ten Festival), The Stand-Ins, and No Stranger There by Luke Wise (2014 Samuel French Finalist). Stage management credits include Prelude Festival 2015, Theban Plays at the Brick Theatre. Associate Member of the SDCF.

The Land Day Tour is conducted as a partnership between 50 Shades of Black, Adalah, Center for Constitutional Rights, CODEPINK, Donkeysaddle Projects, Dream Defenders, Hands Up United, Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine-National, and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

Media Supporter:   Arab America (www.arabamerica.com)

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