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PRESSING BEYOND

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Start:
May 16, 2005
End:
May 16, 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.

progra23THE RANIA KHALIL SHOW

by Rania Khalil

Egyptian American poet and performance artist, Rania Khalil, will present part of The Rania Khalil Show. Her mime performance Flag Piece shows the complicated relationship between a Muslim woman and the American flag, and how she feels the flag acts as a veil to silence her.

PRESSING BEYOND

by Suha Al Jurf

Palestinian American actor and playwright, Suha Al Jurf, will perform Pressing Beyond In Between, which premiered in Ramallah, Palestine. Pressing Beyond explores the journey of an American-born Palestinian woman who goes back to the home country to connect with her roots.

6:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2005, Martin E. Segal Theatre