Jaffa Theater to be Israel’s First to Perform in Morocco
For the first time, an Israeli theatre will perform in Morocco as Jaffa Theatre will take the shows "Oum Kalthoum", "Farid El Atrash", and "Papag’ina" to the kingdom's main cities.
Igal Ezraty, the Director of the Jaffa Theatre, in honor of the opening of relationships between Morocco and Israel through the Abraham Accord, contacted AKAL, an NGO by a network of Moroccans in Geneva, chaired by Yassine Othman.
His recommendation connected Moroccan producer Abdellatif Afoud and the Rabat National Mohammed V Theatre, and started the Jaffa Rabat Partnership Project. There will be a continuous joint production between the two theatres by Jewish Moroccan playwrights, advancing collaboration between artistic communities in Israel and Morocco. Two more theatres joined the tour of three shows in Morocco, between September 9-20, 2022. The performance tour will include three performances at each of the following cities: Rabat, Casablanca, and Marrakesh.
After the shows, discussions and dialogues with artists and creators will take place to promote collaboration between artistic communities in Israel and Morocco. These discussions aim to create sustainable bonds and offer positive experiences to multi-cultural audiences to develop economic and cultural ties.