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Micropolis: Muslim-American and Making Art

Micropolis

Originally Aired: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

From Eh Dah, Questions for My Father, courtesy of Hypokrit Theatre Company

Overview

(Above photo credit: Kyle Rosenberg)

On the stage and on the screen, Muslim-American drama has arrived in a big way. For this special Ramadan installment of Micropolis, we are showcasing some of the best, most provocative recent works of theater and TV starring and written by Muslim-Americans — as well as a musical!

WNYC’s Arun Venugopal leads a night of compelling and rare performances, and a discussion with comedian and inspirational speaker Maysoon Zayid and Sharbari Zohra Ahmed, former writer for ABC’s Quantico who also wrote the play Raisins Not Virgins.

Hypokrit Theatre Company will also perform selections from Eh Dah, Questions for My Father, recently featured at the New York Theatre Workshop. And Egyptian-American playwright Yussef El Guindi’s moving monologue Brass Knuckles will be performed by actor Leila Buck.

Event presented in partnership with the Pillars Fund.

Micropolis is part of The Greene Space’s ongoing NEXT New York Conversation series. Leadership support is provided by:

Beginning around 8:05PM, an announcement will be made for individuals wanting to perform ablutions in our facilities.

 

A break will occur at sunset (8:11PM), prior to which the lobby will be outfitted as a space for prayer.

 

Dates and water will be available at the venue.

 

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