People

Faisal Abu Alhayjaa

Actor/Comedian
Red Noses International
Palestine

Faisal Abu Alhayjaa is a freelance actor/comedian from Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine. He was part of the first generation to train and graduate at The Freedom Theatre Acting School. As The Freedom Theatre Associate artist, he performed and directed across Palestine as well as internationally in Brazil, US, and India.

Since 2012, Faisal has been a clown for Red Noses International, bringing laughter into children’s hospitals across the West Bank. In 2016, he toured with the Emergency Smile team for clowning performances in Greek Refugee Camps.

In 2016, Faisal co-founded the Palestinian Laughter Liberation (PLL), the first physical comedy group in Palestine that uses politics as its inspiration.

In 2018, he worked with the British comedian Mark Thomas in a show called ‘Showtime from the Frontline’ and toured all over the UK.