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New Segal Publication: Four Plays from North Africa

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Mar 3, 2008
Mar 3, 2008
Segal Theater

Four Plays from North AfricaJoin us in celebrating the latest Segal Center Publication Four Plays from North Africa with Editor Marvin Carlson. Readings from the plays will be directed by Alicia Dhyana House and Rafael De Mussa, Horizon Theatre Rep. Followed by a discussion with Marvin Carlson and Dalia Basiouny.

This first English collection of North African drama including; The Veil by Abdelkader Alloula (Algeria), Araberlin by Jalila Baccar (Tunisia) House of the Wives by Fatima Gallaire (Algeria) and The Folies Berbers by Tayeb Saddiki (Morocco), engages, in a fascinating and original way, with such important current issues as the struggle for the rights of women and workers, postcolonial tensions between Maghreb and Europe, and the challenges faced in Europe by immigrants from the Arab world.

Alicia Dhyana House has had work produced at HERE, The Looking Glass Theatre, Atlantic Stage 2, and the American Theatre of Actors. Recent credits: The Seagull (Columbia University); production consultant STEP (NYMF). In 2006 she curated Spoken Word at the BAM Harvey Theater. Alicia has taught theatre in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Thailand and is currently an MFA directing candidate at Columbia University.

Rafael De Mussa is the Artistic Director of Horizon Theatre Rep. He has worked as an actor at the Actors Studio, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater and various Off-and Off-Off-Broadway Shows. Directing credits include 3XPirandello, In The Solitude of Cotton Fields by Bernard-Marie Kolt├Ęs, and Nights Of Wrath by Armand Salacru.

Horizon Theatre Rep is dedicated to producing work from the international repertory. We strive to give emerging artists the opportunity to take risks, to excel, and to make their mark. Past productions include the critically acclaimed revival of Men Without Shadows by Jean Paul Sartre, Vassa Zheleznova by Maxim Gorki, and Powder Keg by Macedonian playwright Dejan Dukovsky. For more i