The importance of arts in society is undeniable, it communicates across all cultures, tells the stories of the past and present, and inspires minds, both young and old, to do beautiful things.
Pablo Picasso once said, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Local community must recognize the invaluable impression an education rich in the arts can make on a young mind. The arts have proven to keep children in school, provide motivation and help children better understand the world in which they live.
"You’re never too young to discover the magic of live theatre”
As a specialized Palestinian NGO that promotes and develops the performing arts for children and young people, Yes Theatre (YT) has a particular interest in how theatre and drama can positively impact on children and young people’s lives, especially under the current conditions which can be described as very bad conditions at all the levels.
YT believes in the power of theatre and drama to enrich children’s and young people's lives, their understanding of their local heritage and culture, and to create a nation of confident and responsible citizens who contribute to the success of their communities and to Palestine as a whole. As a result, YT has developed its projects and programs in order to be considered as an innovative initiative which aims to offer Palestinian children and young people, families and teachers, a regular access to discover and to have a diverse range of high quality performing arts activity (theatre and Drama) from home, which will entertain, enrich, teach and inspire them.
Who they are?
The founding member of Yes Theatre (YT) have 11 years of Experience working with Theatre Day Productions (TDP) in implementing drama and theatre projects and programs with youth inside and outside schools, in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Education, UNRWA and with other regional bodies in the Hebron Governorate.
In 2007, TDP decided that operations in Hebron were ready to be phased out and that a new NGO should be established which would take over the work. Throughout 2007, TDPs Executive Committee and the five founding members (three experts in the artistic fields and two experts in the domain of management) have worked out the plan for Yes Theatre (YT), the new organization.
Create a theatre that expresses the Palestinian's identity and culture.
YT is working in order To create, develop and produce a vital and dynamic program of theatre, and other live performances and projects, for all the people of Hebron and surrounding
Yes Theatre is a non-profit organization, an independent initiative, not a member of, nor affiliated with any political party. YT was established in the beginning of 2007 in Hebron city in order to achieve the following objectives:
To create a theatre that is welcoming, inclusive and open to all sections of the community.
To create a theatre which has a high profile, and is a vital component of the public and cultural life of the region.
To create work that both satisfies and challenges the theatre's audiences.
To offer opportunities to develop theatre and performance skills, particularly to children, young people and other social and cultural groups who are currently under represented.
To create educational opportunities for school students within the theater's program.
To combine with other partners, as sponsors, co-producers or donors to enhance and extend the quality and scope of our productions and other activities.
To develop new artists, new work and new ways of working.
To develop a national profile for the theatre as a center of excellence and a source of innovation.