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CHOCOLATE IN HEAT: GROWING UP ARAB IN AMERICA

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Start:
Apr 4, 2005
End:
Apr 4, 2005
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Segal Theater

FOUR EVENINGS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARAB AMERICAN FEMALE WRITERS/PERFORMERS

Join us in a series of evenings exploring the performances and theatre work of Arab American Theatre artists. In four evenings, five Arab American women present their unique views on the current events, the war, and growing up Arab in America. This series offers an incite into the Arab American women’s experience through the medium of theatre and performance. A bi-coastal sampling of award winning playwright and performance artists featuring one-woman shows, performance pieces and a reading.

The series is curated by Dalia Basiouny, a Ph.D. student in the CUNY Graduate Center Theatre Program. Ms. Basiouny is a theatre director and winner of a Fulbright Arts grant. She is currently writing her dissertation on Arab American Women Playwrights after 9/11.

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by Betty Shamieh

The work of Palestinian American playwright and performer, Betty Shamieh, includes Roar, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, the award-winning Chocolate in Heat: Growing up Arab in America, which premiered in 2003, and Black-Eyed, which premiered in San Francisco in 2005. Shamieh’s work complicates the history of America by including the Arab’s story. A recipient of the New Dramatists Van Lier Fellowship, Shamieh is a graduate of Harvard University and the Yale School of Drama and is currently the screenwriting professor at Marymount Manhattan College.

6:30 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2005, Martin E. Segal Theatre