An accomplished actor, director and educator with experience working in Palestinian & International theatres. Born in a refugee camp in Palestine, restricted and frustrated by the occupation, Tobasi joined an armed resistance and was in prison before his 18th birthday. Upon his release 3 years later, Tobasi embraced the idea that he could become an agent of change and resistance using the medium of theatre.
After 2 years studying at The Freedom Theatre, Tobasi undertook further education in Norway, followed by a 3-year professional career abroad. Studying and working for 5 years outside of Palestine, he was involved in several productions which involved collaborating with artists from different backgrounds as a way to create work that could reach diverse audiences and foster understanding. In his work, Tobasi is not afraid to tackle contentious issues and controversial ideas, rather relishing the opportunity to challenge and question the status quo.
Returning to Palestine to contribute to the local artistic movement, he is particularly interested in creating cultural exchanges within children's theatre. Having led a production which worked to share the experiences of Palestinian young people with Norwegian audiences, he looks forward to the bringing global stories to the children of Palestine, opening new spaces of dialogue and sparking an artistic fever amongst the younger generations. Whilst currently working as a Resident teacher at The Freedom Theatre, Tobasi continues to act in projects that offer alternative narratives to the Israel/Palestine conflict and share Palestinian experiences with new audiences.