Livestreaming a Dialog: NO SUMMARY: Critiquing the Critics


Golden Thread presents the dialog NO SUMMARY: Critiquing the Critics: The Reception of MENA Productions  livestreaming on the worldwide, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV community on Friday 11 November 2022 at 11 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 1 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 2 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

Golden Thread invitations Sarah Fahmy, a scholar and devising artist to average a dialog on the reception of MENA productions within the U.S. in the present day with Kareem Fahmy, a theatre director, playwright, and screenwriter whose work is produced at nationally acclaimed theatre firms this 12 months, and Malek Najjar, a director, playwright, and scholar of Arab American and Center-Japanese American theatre and Affiliate Professor of Theatre Arts on the College of Oregon. When Center Japanese North African tales are continuously subjected to the white gaze and are carried out in entrance of a predominantly white-US viewers, how do MENA artistic groups grapple with an genuine illustration of their artistry, languages, and cultures?

This dialog is produced and hosted by Golden Thread Productions in collaboration with the MENATMA convening happening on the Arab American Nationwide Museum, November 10-12, 2022.

Sarah Fahmy (moderator) is a decolonial scholartist, who works on the intersection of efficiency and id politics, Arab and North African theatres, and eco-feminism. She is a co-founder and Chair of the Center Japanese Theatre focus group on the Affiliation of Theatre in Greater Training, and the co-chair of the MENATMA programming subcommittee. A Ph.D. candidate in Theatre and Efficiency Research and member of the Youngster Language Studying Lab on the College of Colorado Boulder, Sarah’s dissertation presents a foundational theoretical praxis for supporting younger Egyptian girls authors and embodying their decolonial feminist identities. Sarah has devised multi-disciplinary site-specific items and facilitated utilized efficiency and Playback residencies with a whole lot of contributors internationally, starting from artistic local weather communication with scientists to co-created workshops with youth for the UN Fee on the Standing of Girls and the Egyptian authorities. Sarah has spearheaded anti-racist university-wide restructuring, because the President of the Graduate and Skilled Pupil Authorities, the Middle for Educating and Studying Theatre Lead Teacher, and the co-artistic producer of the New Play Pageant, and by creating the primary college library database devoted to MENA girls playwrights. Her publications seem in a spread of journals and books starting from Theatre Subjects to PloS One.

Malek Najjar (Panelist) is an Affiliate Professor of Theatre Arts on the College of Oregon. He’s a director, playwright, and scholar of Arab American and Center-Japanese American theatre. His printed works embrace Center Japanese American Theatre: Communities, Cultures and Artists and Arab American Drama, Movie and Efficiency: A Important Examine: 1908 to the Current. He has edited 4 Arab American performs: Works by Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El Guindi, and Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader; The Chosen Works of Yussef El Guindi; and Heather Raffo’s Iraq Performs: The Issues That Can’t Be Stated. He has co-edited The Vagrant Trilogy: Three Performs by Mona Mansour (with Hala Baki) and Six Performs of the Israeli-Palestinian Battle (with Jamil Khoury and Corey Pond). He has directed productions with Silk Street Rising, Golden Thread Productions, and New Arab American Theatre Works. Malek is an alumnus of the RAWI Screenwriters Lab/The Royal Movie Fee Jordan, Administrators Lab-Lincoln Middle Theater, and Administrators Lab West. He was awarded the College of California Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, the Ernest G. Moll College Analysis Fellowship in Literary Research, the Fund for College Excellence Award, and Certificates of Advantage for Directing from the Kennedy Middle/American School Theatre Pageant.

Kareem Fahmy (Panelist) is a Canadian-born, New York Metropolis-based director and playwright of Egyptian descent. He was named a 2020 TCG Rising Chief of Colour. As a playwright, Kareem obtained the 2022 Woodward/Newman Playwriting Award, a NYSCA/NYFA Playwriting Fellowship, the Janet Sloane Literature Residency at Yaddo, and is a two-time finalist for the Nationwide Showcase of New Performs. Commissions: Artists Repertory Theatre, Colt Coeur, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan. His performs embrace Dodi & Diana (Colt Coeur, O’Neill NPC Finalist), American Quick (Rolling World Premiere at Artists Repertory Theatre, Metropolis Theatre, InterAct Theatre), A Distinct Society (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Pioneer Theatre, Writers Theatre), The Triumphant (Goal Margin Theatre), Pareidolia, and an adaptation of the acclaimed novel The Yacoubian Constructing. Kareem is Co-Founder and Chair of the Center Japanese American Writers Lab. He has directed and developed work at theatres nationwide, together with Pioneer Theatre, Geva Theatre, Writers Theatre, Modern American Theatre Pageant, Portland Stage, Crossroads Theatre, Premiere Phases, MCC, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The New Group, New Dramatists, Playwrights Middle, The Civilians, Silk Street Rising, San Diego Rep, and Berkeley Rep. Fellowships/Residencies: Sundance Theatre Lab, The Previous Globe (Classical Directing Fellow), Oregon Shakespeare Pageant (Phil Killian Directing Fellow), The O’Neill (Nationwide Administrators Fellow), Second Stage (Van Lier Directing Fellow), Soho Rep (Author/Director Lab), Lincoln Middle (Administrators Lab), New York Theatre Workshop (Directing Fellow/Common Suspect. MFA in Theatre Directing: Columbia College.


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