Fri, September 10, 2010 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
Free and open to the public.
Doors open at 7:30 pm
A new play written and performed by Kim Schultz
Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
Music by Amikaeyla Gaston
Prior to the opening of a nomadic NYC run of this show in October, Kim Schultz will be reading a piece of the play and also be sharing experiences with the audience about her trip and the Iraqi refugee crisis as it stands today. It will be followed by a Q&A/discussion.
Traveling to the Middle East to interview Iraqi refugees and hear their stories, Kim accidentally falls in love with one of them. This is that unexpected story--a story of an American woman and an Iraqi man, a story about one refugee out of 4 million, a story that isn’t supposed to be a love story.
This play is produced as part of Intersections International’s Iraqi Voices Amplification Project (IVAP) to call attention to one of the most pressing and underreported social justice crises of our time: the displacement of more than 4 million Iraqis as a result of the American military intervention. Since 2006, an estimated 2.2 million Iraqis have fled their country, living as illegal migrants abroad – unable to work, access health or social services, or obtain an education for their children, with another 2 million displaced internally.
About the Artists
Kim Schultz is a NY-based actress/writer. She has performed locally at the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, Oberon Theatre, Themantics Group, Midtown International Fringe Festival and The Zipper Factory Theatre. Nationally, she has performed at Minneapolis's Guthrie Theater, Brave New Workshop, and Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Chicago Improv Fest, and in a HBO Comedy Showcase in Los Angele. Internationally, she wrote and performed a show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Kim Schultz developed a critically acclaimed autobiographical solo show performed off-Broadway called, The F Trip. www.kimschultz.net.
Sarah Cameron Sunde is a New York-based director/translator specializing in new American work and contemporary plays in translation. She has directed four U.S. debut productions of plays by international master playwrights. Sunde is the Associate Director of New Georges, one of NYC’s premiere downtown theater companies. She is also co-founder of Oslo Elsewhere and Translation Think Tank, and has spoken in venues throughout the country on the art of translation. Her work as a translator has been published by PAJ (Performing Arts Journal) and Words Without Borders. Alumni: Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Women’s Project Directors Forum, Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Awards/Honors include: a Voice & Vision Residency, an Hermitage Foundation Residency, an American Scandinavian Society Artist Award, a NYtheatre.com Person-of-the-Year Award, and a Princess Grace Directing Award.
Ami Gaston, Composer/Musician, was proclaimed one of the "purest contemporary voices in the jazz, world and folk industry since Eva Cassidy" by National Public Radio. She has been performing and recording with numerous noted Grammy Award winning artists, including Esperanza Spalding, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Take 6, Howard Levy of Bela Fleck & the Flectones, Eugene Friesen of the Paul Winter Consort, Glen Vélez, Baba Olatunji, Mickey Hart, Pete Seeger, Gil Scott Heron, Cyndy Blackman, Wyclef, Kenny Garrett, and the DC Metropolitan National Symphony. Her debut album Mosaic received national acclaim, winning 12 Music Awards. Her latest collaboration is a tribute album entitled "Song bird - A Tribute to Eva Cassidy with maestroes Wayne Wallace & John Santos.
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