Plays by Deborah Freeman

I have completed `Remedies,` a play about M E.  Background research...

Writing Groups

I am setting up a new writing group in East Finchley, to be held in the atmospheric location of an East Finchley...

Novels by Deborah Freeman

 A few years back. I answered an ad on the Radio 3 website, from the conceptual art company, Blast Theory...

Poems by Deborah Freeman

These appeared in the journal Jewish Renaissance, 2008.  `Fish.` `Fasting.` `Open a Gate for Us. ` `After the...

Deborah Freeman’s Current Projects

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The Scapegoat is at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, open 7 days a week.

 

 In the spring I gave a talk at The Leeds Library, in association with the Leeds Jewish Literature Festival `Milim.` (`Milim` is Hebrew for `words.`)  The title was: The Journey of a Play.  I am in discussion with a London venue for a repeat talk, this one actively illustrated with readings in both English and Hebrew translation, to demonstrate, along with slides and anecdotes, the metamorphosis of one kind of play into another...

(The Song of Deborah was translated into Hebrew by Avital Macales, and was staged in Jerusalem in 2016 by the radical African Israeli Stage Theatre Company - Artistic Director Yaffa Schuster. )

For the rest of 2017 - I am involved in putting Remedies on the stage. In discussion with directors, a lovely fringe venue, and actors.  This is my oldnew play on the controversial topic of the little understood illness M E. Details to follow. 

I have had meetings with interested parties in The Scapegoat. This is following  its earlier readings at Tate Britain and London Jewish Museum. As part of Late at Tate Britain, selected scenes were presented. Those relating directly to the artist William Holman Hunt - whose paintings were projected onto a screen behind the actors.

*The Scapegoat is at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight; open 7 days a week.

The full playalso  had a rehearsed reading on Feb 17th, 2.30 pm. @ London Jewish Museum, Canden Town. `The Scapegoat` is built around the eponymous painting by Pre-Raphaelite Artist Hunt, and was painted by the Dead Sea in 1854.  With scenes set in the present day and Victorian times, in `The Holy Land` and Britain, and with the goat enjoying a hearty speaking part, the actors excelled themselves. Stephen Connery-Brown, Kate Cook, Ruth Lass, Drew McKenzie, and Neusha Milianian. Ariella Eshed directed.

I am available for an illustrated talk about the fascinating background to the play, and have completed an article about it for the Journal of the Pre-Raphaelite Society. See the section here on Articles, Stories and Children`s Fiction.

I am currently in the process of setting up two new writing groups, and am open to more ideas.  Would you, for example, like me to run  a writing group in your home? Do you know a few people who are interested, and do you have space? If yes, get in touch. 

It would be unwise to give details of all the meetings I am currently having to discuss various ideas - but there are several on-going projects, and I realise that our move to London has led to real interest and excitement....

 

 

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