Plays by Adah Kay

Welcome to Ramallah

Aurora Metro Books
Type: Text

A tense four-hander in which two Jewish sisters are trapped in an apartment in Ramallah with their Palestinian neighbours. Mara and Daoud question whether their mutual attraction can overcome their differences, while the reality of life on the West Bank reopens old wounds and disrupts long-held memories of homeland.

Adah Kay was Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, City University, London. An anthropologist and urban planner, she worked in local government, universities and UK NGOs. She was the co-author, with Catherine Cook and Adam Hanieh, of Stolen Youth: The Politics of Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Children, and with Nadia Abu-Zahra of Unfree in Palestine: Registration, Documentation and Movement Restriction. The play Welcome to Ramallah which she co-wrote with Sonja Linden was first performed at The Arcola Theatre, London, in 2008. The theatre company ice&fire currently run a Memorial Commission in memory of her theatrical legacy.