WALLS: A Play for Palestine returns to Knoxville as part of the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Knoxville Area Women in Black. WALLS premiered at the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre in January 2016 before going on for production at The 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). The play has been favorably reviewed by Theatre is Easy and CurtainUp. WALLS was a finalist for the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women and earned the playwright the 2016 Artist of Change Award from Community Shares Tennessee. WALLS, based on the playwright’s life, tells the story of a teenager’s complex relationship with her traditional Muslim father and her struggle to reconcile her Palestinian roots with her East Tennessee upbringing. Although Diaspora Child clashes with her father over dating, prom, and clothing, she yearns to connect with her heritage on her own terms. As Diaspora Child reads history textbooks and learns Arabic, Mother Palestine appears to tell the story of her traumatic history. WALLS explores the issues of immigration and diaspora, parent-child relationships, and the often forgotten history of the Palestinian people.