My Name is Rachel Corrie


Wed, Nov 30, 2022 - Sun, Dec 11, 2022


7:30 pm - 2:00 pm


La Troupe du Jour
914 20th Street West

My Name is Rachel Corrie is a portrait of a messy, articulate, Salvador Dali-loving chain-smoker (with a passion for the music of Pat Benatar), who left her home and school in Olympia, Washington, to work as an activist in the heart of Israel-Palestine. On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a Palestinian dentist. The Palestinian people remember Rachel as a hero for her efforts.

This play is especially relevant given the current escalation of anti-Palestinian violence. Seeing Palestine through the eyes of a young North American idealist will be a gentle, but compelling way for Saskatchewan audiences to begin to understand the horrors of apartheid in Israel. We will have moderated discussion after each performance for those who wish to stay. This is an opportunity for audience members to unpack what they have just experienced and consider how to move forward toward human rights and peace for all.

CAEA actor, Amanda Trapp, plays Rachel. Amanda is an excellent artist with a big heart and good knowledge of current events. She finds her Metis heritage adds to her insight into the persecution Palestinians face. Rania Al-Harthi, an interdisciplinary artist from Palestine, is our scenographer. Rania‚Äôs design draws from her life inPalestine and her broad range of creative experience in the Middle East, Europe and North America.



CJPME Saskatoon