For the second stage of the Gaza Mono-Logues project, one cast member from the Colombo production, Tasmin Anthonisz of Ladies College joined an international cast which performed The Gaza Mono-Logues in New York at the General Assembly of the United Nations for its annual meeting on The Question of Palestine. At the UN, the 22 young international participants performed in 12 languages at noon at the Conference Hall, for an audience of ambassadors, country representatives and NGO representatives, who gathered on November 29, 2010 to debate the inalienable rights of the Palestinian People. Various media channels covered the event. Another performance of The Gaza Mono-Logues took place that evening at the Lobby of the United Nations, during the inauguration of the photo exhibition of UNRWA Summer Camp in Gaza.
On invitation by the The Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, we reproduced the Gaza Monologues as the 67th birth commemoration performance of Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam. The new cast of young actors were amateur performers between the ages of 11 and 22.
The rerun of The Gaza Mono-Logues was staged at the Park Street Mews; on February 5 and 6, 2011.
For pictures of the performance, please click here.
The Gaza Mono-Logues blog has more information about the cast, the production and the media coverage.