The Masked/In Spitting Distance
is a family drama about three Palestinian brothers: one is a collaborator with the Israelis, one fights them and the third is torn between the two. In Spitting Distance
uses the theme of military occupation to give voice to a playwright's search for his identity.
Archive :: production:T1204790388, play:S01801783009, venue:V375
Part of a series of readings of five new plays from Israel, performed in English, and a discussion on the state of Israeli theatre. These plays represent a range of voices from two people caught in a bloody embrace. Common to all of them is the theme of occupation which turns both Palestinians and Israelis into its victims. Occupation becomes a metaphor for life appropriated by authority, religion, social tradition and nationalism, when personal identity is constantly under threat. Conflicts and Confrontations