I am currently researching a new play about Hannah Arendt, Charlotte Salomon and Eva Daube who were all arrested in France in 1940. The research is fascinating. This is a part of French history which is hardly known except to historians. Salomon and Arendt make fleeting references to their incarceration in this detention camp. I discovered that the majority of prisoners were female from babies to 90 year olds. Today nothing exists of the camp only placards which reveal some of the history. Vichy’s past is still partly hidden.
Author Nina Mansfield has invited Julia Pascal to write a guest blog post for her website. Julia is asked to answer a question that every writer gets asked.
See her answer at: http://ninamansfield.com/blog1/2016/02/05/where-do-you-get-your-ideas/
by Julia Pascal
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Previews: 4 Aug 2015
Press Night: 5 Aug 2015 (7pm)
Plays until: 29 Aug 2015
Tue – Sat Evenings 19.45
Thu & Sat Matinees 15.15
Jerusalem at the height of the last intifada. A wife wants to celebrate her 30th birthday. A husband does not want to have a son. A businesswoman wants to sell an apartment block. A daughter wants to shock her mother. A brother wants to kill soldiers. A soldier wants to stop soldiering. Israeli Jews, Arabs and Palestians all meet on one day as bombs explode.
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“Old Newland by Julia Pascal is a standout play performed by the charismatic Stephen Fewell. With brilliant subtlety Julia Pascal weaves a vivid metaphor through Jewish teaching involving the substitution of Rachel for Leah in marriage to Jacob. She channels a comparison to the displacement of peoples across Palestine, Holocaust camps and Ireland through Old Newland as he dies not a Jew, an Irishman, a husband or a soldier-but a human being alone in a hospital. Soaked in memory and conflict but equalized in vulnerability”
Walking The Tightrope:The Tension Between Art & Politics at Theatre Delicatessen, Metropolist 28/01/2015
Until Sunday 1st February Theatre Delicatessen, Farringdon
Offstage Theatre in association with Theatre Uncut
Broadway Baby described St Joan by Pascal Theatre as “Challenging, erudite and above all, captivating” Read the full review here >
St Joan is at the Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 11b Bristo Place Edinburgh EH1 1EZ at 16:30pm until 24th August 2014
Tickets: www.edfringe.com or from the venue box office 0131 629 0430.
What happens when a Black Jewish Londoner dreams she is Joan of Arc? How can she overturn history? These are some of the tantalising questions behind Julia Pascal’s imaginative satire on nationalism.
Three women of different ages and ethnicities are Joan journeying back to medieval France, walking through nineteenth century Africa and shadowing the ghettoes of twentieth century Europe.
Can today’s Joan save a young Moroccan immigrant about to drown in the Seine?
St Joan is at the Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 11b Bristo Place Edinburgh EH1 1EZ
2nd – 24th August 2014 at 16:30. Show length 60 minutes.
The Secret Listeners, edited by Julia Pascal and Thomas Kampe, published by the Pascal Theatre Company and is available now. Please email email@example.com for details
Sex and violence in Stockholm, Tel Aviv and Paris. Political murder in suburban London. Death, love and homicide in New York. War in the belly of a whale. These are the themes in Julia Pascal’s latest collection which takes place in Europe in 1982, in London in 1946 and in a whale at any time.
Julia Pascal latest collection of plays will be available in paperback from Oberon Books in December 2013
Rehearsed reading of Broken English at The Print Room, April 29 at 3pm.
The Print Room, 34 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AJ
An exploration of a secret history that happened in London just after the end of the war. Why was there a plot to assassinate Ernest Bevin, the Foreign Secretary by right-wing Jewish activists? When does loyalty to nation state conflict with loyalty to nation?
Dr. Julia Pascal taught a seminar and creative writing workshop on the topic of “Writing War” at Universität Bamberg.
Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Thursday 10th October 2013
Black Box Theatre,
Rubin Hall, 35 Fifth Avenue, New York
Between 5th Avenue and West 10th Street
Monday 14th October 2013
Theatre for the New City,
155 1st Avenue
Between East 9th / East 10th Street
Three former soldiers are trapped in a whale. When a boy from another war zone arrives, they are forced to deal with their own pasts.
Inspired by true stories told by child soldiers and ex-combatants from across the world; collected by Ailin Conant during a year of creative work in Kashmir, Israel, Lebanon, and Rwanda.
60 minutes with no interval.
Produced by Julia Pascal
for Pascal Theatre Company
Directed by Thomas Kampe
Sound Design by Nick Ryan
The Heritage Lottery Fund
noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm.
A site-specific event at Trent Park.
Who was listening in to the German Generals at this luxurious prisoner of war camp in North London?
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