The girls acting in the Sderot Community Theater play, Noar Sderat HaKasam ("Youth of the Qassam Way"), traveled this week to Gush Etziyon to watch the play, "In Search of Courage," performed by Gush Etziyon women's theater; The Raise Your Spirits Summer Stock Company. The play focused on different Jewish women in the Bible who exhibited courage in perilous situations. The Sderot girls were so motivated by the play's message, that afterwards they held discussion about how they deal the with the complicated realities of living in Sderot. The girls also realized the power in sharing and raising awareness of their own personal experiences through the theater.
The girls left Sderot on Tuesday afternoon to see the play, and were very excited. The Sderot girls are participants of a new theater group established by Sderot Media Center, whose goal is to show Israel and the world, the way of life in Sderot, especially that of teenage girls living under constant rocket fire. The girls understand the importance of Israeli "Hasbara" (public diplomacy) and some take part in the different "Hasbara" groups in Sderot, such as part of the City Youth Group.