The El Hakawati Theatre hosted tens of artistic festivals within its scope of work in culture. Within this context, the El Hakawati theatre is considered a platform for many important festivals that always aspire to be hosted by it, in order to engage the Palestinian audience in Jerusalem and within the 1948 borders in particular into the Palestinian cultural scene.
Below are a number of the most prominent festivals that were hosted by the El Hakwati Theatre:
- Ramallah Contemporary
- Dance Festival.
- Palestine Cinema Festival.
- Al Kamanjaty Festival.
Considering the above, it is possible to support this programme by either donating to empower the infrastructure of the Theatre to proceed with its hostings, or to provide the support for the El Hakawati festivals, as follows:
a. The International Puppet Festival
The international Puppet Festival is considered a tradition that started in the 90s, and was held 19 times throughout the previous years. The Festival usually runs from the beginning of October until the end of the year.
The targeted audience of this festival are children between 3 and 15 years old. Its activities are various and include puppet shows, cinematic shows, and musical shows, in addition to puppet-making workshops.
The Puppet festival earned a very important spot among the Palestinian audience, and the Jerusalemite audience in particular, being the first festival that targets children directly and specifically. The festival could attract wide numbers of the Jerusalemite audience, and is waited for by hundreds of families every year.
b. Theatrical Days from the memory of Francois Abu Salem
Francois Abu Salem left the contemporary cultural movement the largest theatrical archive from the 1970 and until Francois’ death. The El Hakwati is inspired by this rich archive all the time to produce new theatre works that honour the journey of Abu Salem by presenting those works with other theatre inspirations from students of Abu Salem.
Donors can sponsor one of the festivals that take place in Jerusalem by donating an amount between $5,000 and $10,000. Donate Now