Theater J on Video
Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival

Cameri Theatre Production of
Return to Haifa

January 15 - 30, 2011

Adapted by Boaz Gaon from the novella by Ghassan Kanafani
Directed by Sinai Peter

A cross-cultural collaboration from the Israeli company that brought their kinetic Hamlet to DC in 2007, this heart-rending saga tells the story of Sa’id and Saffiyeh, who return to the home they fled and learn the fate of the baby they left behind 1948. Now a young soldier, Dov meets his birth parents while cleaving to the Holocaust survivors who raised him. Performed in Hebrew with English sur-titles. Videos by David Goldenberg.

Return to Haifa: Triumph in DC
Return to Haifa: Performance Scenes
Return to Haifa: The Creative Process
Return to Haifa: The Set
Return to Haifa: Scenes from rehearsals and the first responses to the play

Pangs of the Messiah
August 28 - September 16, 2007

English Language World Premiere by Motti Lerner
Directed by Sinai Peter

A fiercely humane and harrowing depiction of eight West Bank settlers who resist the dismantling of their settlement by the Israeli Defense Forces. Videos by David Goldenberg

Pangs of the Messiah: Bringing Israel to 16th Street
Motti Lerner: The Meaning of Pangs of the Messiah
Pangs of the Messiah: The Creative Process

Pangs of the Messiah: A Discussion
Sinai Peter Discusses Settlements
Sinai Peter: My American Experience
Pangs of the Messiah: Performance Excerpts