World Premiere of The Strangest by Betty Shamieh, directed by May Adrales at the Fourth Street Theatre. Photo Credit: Hunter Canning.
Volume 10

The Politics of Presenting Arabs on American Stages in a Time of War

There are two things that I know are true.

1.Theatremakers (which includes artists and audiences because you need both to make theatre) hunger for stories because we are so in love with life we are not content to simply live our own. We must know what we cannot know by staying within the confines of our own skin.

2. Theatremakers are our own tribe.As a playwright, I have had more in common with a playwright from any another culture than a person who did not care for words from my own ethnic background(s).

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