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UNDER THE RAMADAN MOON AND 32 MOHAMEDS

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Start:
Mar 3, 2005
End:
Mar 3, 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 Elmaz Abi Nader

Lebanese American Poet and performer, Elmaz Abi Nader, has been an influential voice in American literature for almost two decades. Her work, from her memoir to her poetry to her performance work, resonates with the complications of the history of America, its relationship to other cultures and itself. She is the creator of Voices of Our Nation (VONA) and won the Goldi award for Literature and the Pen Oakland award for In the Country of My Dreams and The Children of the Roojme: A Family’s Journey from Lebanon.  Elmaz will perform parts from her performance pieces Under the Ramadan Moon and 32 Mohameds that tell the story of her journey to the country of origin, which she describes as “Being Arab here, being American there.”

7:00 p.m., Thurs., March 3, 2005, Martin E. Segal Theatre