Buqu'ya, Upper Galilee
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Hanna Eady is a Palestinian-American actor and playwright best known for co-writing Suhmata, a play about the destruction of the Palestinian Arab village of Suhmata, near Acre in what is now northern Israel.
Eady was born in 1956 in the village of Buqu'ya in the Upper Galilee region of Israel, and took an interest in theater from an early age. He earned a B.A. in social work from the University of Haifa, and then worked as the artistic director of a theater. He then moved to the United States to study theater, earning a B.F.A. in theater from the University of Wisconsin and a M.F.A. in drama and directing from the University of Washington in Seattle.
After obtaining his third degree, Eady opened the New Image Theater Company, where he wrote and produced numerous plays, including Seeing Double (1991) and Abraham's Land (1992). The play Suhmata, which he co-wrote with Edward Mast about the destruction of a Palestinian village of the same name in 1948 during the nakba, debuted in Seattle in 1996 and has since been performed in various theaters in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
- Hanna Eady at Cune Press
- Profile of Hanna Eady at the Institute for Middle East Understanding
- Suhmata Review, Americans for Middle East Understanding
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