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Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora


A Celebration of Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora
with Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi


 

Join CPS and The Theatre Communications Group (TCG) as they celebrate TCG's publication of Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora. The first collection of its kind, Inside/Outside brings together work by six dynamic Palestinian playwrights from both occupied Palestine and the Diaspora. This anthology is a vital contribution to world theatre, introducing six politically, socially, and culturally relevant plays by Palestinian authors. The event will include a discussion of the anthology with the book's editors Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi, as well as selected readings by talented performers.


 

Naomi Wallace is an Obie award-winning playwright. Her plays have been produced in the UK, the U.S. and the Middle East, and include In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, One Flea Spare, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East, And I and Silence, The Hard Weather Boating Party, The Liquid Plain. In 2009, One Flea Spare was incorporated in the permanent repertoire of the French National Theater. In 2015 Wallace received an Arts and Letters Award in Literature.


Ismail Khalidi is a Palestinian-American writer. His plays include Truth Serum Blues (Pangea World Theater, '05), Foot, Tennis in Nablus (Alliance Theater, '10), and Sabra Falling. His writing has been published in Mizna, Guernica, the Nation, American Theatre, the Daily Beast and ReMezcla. Khalidi curated the Center for Palestine Studies staged reading series "Permission to Narrate: Three Nights of Palestinian Plays" in March 2015.
 

Ismail Khalidi is a Palestinian-American writer. His plays include Truth Serum Blues (Pangea World Theater, '05), Foot, Tennis in Nablus (Alliance Theater, '10), and Sabra Falling. His writing has been published in Mizna, Guernica, the Nation, American Theatre, the Daily Beast and ReMezcla.

Khalidi curated the Center for Palestine Studies staged reading series "Permission to Narrate: Three Nights of Palestinian Plays" in March 2015.


Cosponsors

Theatre Communications Group (TCG)


For any questions please email atroiano@tcg.org

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday October 7, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 PM
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY
10036


Refreshments will be served.