Jackie LubeckDec 2, 2023
To The Good People of Gaza
Theatre for Young People by Jackie Lubeck and Theatre Day Productions
Methuen Drama 2022
To The Good People of Gaza: Theatre for Young People by Jackie Lubeck and Theatre Day Productions (Methuen Drama, 2022) ties together nineteen plays produced by Theatre Day Productions, one of the foremost community theatres in the Middle East. Written by playwright Jackie Lubeck, this collection responds to the siege on Gaza and the Israeli military operations from 2009 to 2014, reflecting how Gazan youth deal with trauma, loss and urban destruction. But these plays are also surprisingly funny, reflecting the fundamental absurdities life under occupation and life in wartime. In this conversation, we discuss the book, the history of Theatre Day Productions, and the current state of the company, which is still in Gaza undergoing Israeli bombardment.
Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts.