Beginnings

Voice Theatre’s first production in Paris, in 1988, was Family Cycles, a theatre piece for thirty French actors. That same year, at La MAMA in New York City, Voice Theatre produced Pushing Through, a music theatre piece developed and performed by Palestinian and Israeli women. In this ground-breaking production, Palestinian and Israeli actors for the first time ever, shared the same stage.

Written and directed by Shauna Kanter Pushing Through, (published by University of Nebraska Press) is an irreverent quest for peace and dialogue in the Middle East. Again and again performances were sold-out, nationally and internationally in the midst of protests and picket lines from 1988-1993. Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and in Nationwide editorials Pushing Through pioneered vocal techniques intersecting voice with text.

Since Voice Theatre’s beginning the company has toured the US, Germany, France, throughout the UK and Scotland, Palestine and Israel and New York City.

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<em>Family Cycle</em>, Paris 1988.
Family Cycle, Paris 1988.

 

 Pushing Through written and directed by Shauna Kanter, at La MAMA in New York City
Pushing Through written and directed by Shauna Kanter, at La MAMA in New York City