Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture will be hosting the AFAC-supported project Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine; a project that is part of a long-range, ever-widening initiative meant to build bridges between theatre artists and audiences in Arab countries and those in the worldwide Arab diaspora. The first major “Arab Voices” event took place in November 2016, with “Arab Voices: here/there/then/now” at the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, in which works by Palestinian and Palestinian-American, Egyptian, Jordanian and Lebanese-American playwrights were presented and brought to life by actors and directors from the US and Lebanon. The project began with research, collaboration, workshops, translation and the effort of many people who believe in the possibility of theatre as an agent of connection, understanding and hope. It was initiated by Arab-American theatre artists, whose passion for illuminating the truth and humanity of their cultures of origin is at the heart of “Arab Voices.”
The program includes the Staged readings “The Hour of Feeling” by Mona Mansour (15 March at 7:00 PM) and “Food and Fadwa” by Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader (17 March at 7:00 PM) in addition to the performance “Foot” by Ismail Khalidi (16 March at 7:00 PM and 17 March at 5:00 PM).
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