Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill

Seven Jewish Children: a Play for Gaza is Caryl Churchill’s response to the situation in Gaza in January 2009. It is a 10 minute history of Israel. Seven cryptic scenes reveal the struggles and debates around much children should know and not know. “the play is dense, beautiful, elusive and intentionally indeterminate…It’s disturbing, it’s provocative, but appropriately so” (Tony Kushner).

This production, directed by Caitlin McLeod and Cara Verkerk, was devised and performed at the Warwick Student Arts Festival in June 2009 and with a different cast in November of the same year. Both performances collected donations which were given to Medical Aid for Palestinians. The second performance was created to raise awareness and support for volunteers from Warwick University who joined the Code Pink: Women for Peace delegation to Gaza in December 2009.