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A SKATE PLAY

DIRECTOR & WRITER

A Skate Play is an unprecedented theatrical experience that aims to socially engage youth in public skateparks worldwide. The story is inspired by Richard Bach’s novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull about a seagull who explores the meaning of limitlessness, boundlessness and freedom through the art of flying. Our production brings together skateboarding and theatre –  where skaters represent the flight of the birds.

Originally performed in McCarren Skatepark in Brooklyn in 2013, our team traveled to Jayyous, Palestine in 2018, where the play was rehearsed and performed in Arabic for audiences throughout the West Bank. In 2021, the show was brought back to Brooklyn, performed at Golconda Skatepark for local schools, youth, families and community members. Next stop: Snoubar skatepark in Beirut, Lebanon.

PALESTINE

CREDITS

DIRECTOR

Noelle Ghoussaini

Faisal Abu Al Hayjaa

WRITER

Noelle Ghoussaini

SKATE DIRECTOR

Joel Meinholz

PRODUCER

Nilou Safinya

Esther Chang

Skateqilya

The Freedom Theatre

COMPOSER

Noor Alraee

BROOKLYN

CREDITS

DIRECTOR

Noelle Ghoussaini

WRITER

Noelle Ghoussaini

SKATE DIRECTOR

Joel Meinholz

PRODUCER

Nilou Safinya

Esther Chang

Downtown Brooklyn Parternship

COSTUME DESIGNER

Xurui Wang

COMPOSER

Brian Lawlor

SOUND ENGINEER

Kari Estes

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