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Abraham's Land, an original musical set in Israel and Palestine, with book and lyrics by Lauren Goldman Marshall, and music and orchestrations by Roger Ames, plus additional music by David Nafissan and Paul Linnes, was produced by Theater of Possibility at the Kirkland Performance Center, July 15–18, 2021. Watch the official trailer:
Directed by David Grabarkewitz, with music direction by Paul Linnes and choreography by Kathryn Van Meter and Waseem Sbait, the gripping production featured an outstanding nationally-recruited cast, including Michael Strauss, Netanel Bellaishe, Maria Habeeb, Hassan Nazari-Robati, David Studwell, Bobbi Kotula, Danya El-Kurd, Cammi Smith, and Paul Shapiro, along with a multi-ethnic, multi-generational ensemble.
As the first professional production to open in Washington state following the pandemic, we offered both in-person and livestream viewing, reaching audiences in 37 states and 6 countries. Subsequently, we released a video of the production, edited by Ben Kerns.
Palestine Charity Team screened the film to six civic society institutions in Rafah, Gaza on January 18–25, 2022.
Here is Palestine Charity Team's two-minute video presentation on the screenings in Gaza.
For more info on Abraham's Land, and to find out when the film will again be available for public viewing, please check out the Abraham's Land Website.
The production of Abraham's Land was supported by a grant from 4Culture and other donations.
Abraham's Land explores the human cost of the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestine. Theater of Possibility is accepting tax-deductible donations via Fractured Atlas to support the release of the edited film version. Donate Now!
Lauren's op-ed piece on Israel and Palestine was published in the Seattle Times on May 19, 2018.
You can watch the full Nightingale film on YouTube.
Lauren's adaptation of the Chinese tale of the Monkey King (from the epic Journey to the West) was produced by Bellevue Youth Theatre, Nov 8-17, 2019. A spunky monkey aspires to be on equal footing with the gods, and won't let authority stand in his way. Originally commissioned and produced by Seattle Public Theater for its summer youth program in 2015, it's designed for the young and young-at-heart.
Bellevue Youth Theatre cast of The Monkey King:
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