Lecturer in Theatre Dr. Rand Hazou Interviewed on RNZ’s ‘Nights’ with Bryan Crump

The cartoon character ‘Handala’ by Palestinian Artist Naji Al-ALi.

Dr. Rand Hazou, Lecturer in Theatre, Interviewed on RNZ’s ‘Nights’ with Bryan Crump
Lecturer in Theatre, Dr. Rand Hazou was interviewed by Bryan Crump on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Nights’ which was broadcast on Monday 16 September 2013. The interview focused on the importance of theatre for refugees and asylum seekers and recounted Rand’s experience attending the production of Handala, staged by Alrowwad Theatre in Aida Refugee camp in Bethlehem, and the inspiration behind the concept of ‘Beautiful Resistance’. The interview is available online: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/audio/2569493/drama-in-dramatic-places

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About Rand Hazou

Rand is an Australian/Palestinian academic and theatre facilitator. In 2004 Rand was commissioned by the UNDP to travel to the Occupied Territories in Palestine to work as a theatre consultant running workshops for Palestinian youths. In 2009 Rand was awarded a PhD in Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University. His thesis examined the latest wave of political theatre in Australia dealing with Asylum Seekers and Refugees. In 2011 Rand was awarded a Cultural Leadership Skills Development Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to develop The 7arakat|Harakat Project, involving a series of theatre-related initiatives between Australia and Palestine. As part of this grant, Rand travelled to Palestine in October 2011 to participate in an internship with Al-Kasaba Theatre in Ramallah. In November 2012 Rand convened 'The 7arakat Conference: Theatre, CUltural Diversity and Inclusion' which was hosted by La Trobe University. The conference explored practice, research and advocacy in the performing arts with a particular focus on Palestinian Theatre, Arab/Australian Theatre, and Applied Theatre with refugee/migrant groups. The conference brought together theatre-makers, scholars, creative producers and community development workers to examine issues of exclusion in the performing arts sector and the theatre's role in providing networks of participation and social inclusion. For more information visit: www.latrobe.edu.au/7

2 thoughts on “Lecturer in Theatre Dr. Rand Hazou Interviewed on RNZ’s ‘Nights’ with Bryan Crump

  1. Laila


    I wanted to know how I could have access to this photo of Handala, or if it is on public domain.

    Thank you so much for your help!



    1. Rand Hazou Post author

      Dear Laila,
      Sorry for the late reply. I got permission to use this image in a publication from members of the Al-Ali Family. It would be best to follow up directly with the family for permission.
      Kind regards,


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