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History and Theater: How Do We Tell the Stories that have been Silenced?
September 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The East Side Freedom Library,
Pangea World Theatre, and Mizna
invite you to
History and Theater:
How Do We Tell the Stories that have been Silenced?
Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 3:00-4:30PM
What happened at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon, thirty-five years ago (September 16-18, 1982)?
Why don’t more of us know this story?
This special event features a father and son, historian and playwright, Rashid and Sim, who are in town for the staging of Sim’s play SABRA FALLING, which opens on September 15 by Pangea World Theatre at the In the Heart of the Beast Theater’s space. The play’s opening on the 35th anniversary of the massacre adds to its timeliness.
Rashid Khalidi is a world-reknowned historian and the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. Among his ten books is UNDER SIEGE:PLO DECISION-MAKING DURING THE 1982 WAR, which explores the Sabra and Shatila massacres, which are the subject of Sim’s play, SABRA FALLING. Sim was born in Beirut and raised in the U.S,, graduating from Macalester College, then earning an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has been a Many Voices Fellow at the Playwrights Center and an Emerging Writers Fellow at the New York Theatre Workshop, and is currently artist-in-residence at Teatro Amal in Chile. He is the co-editor (with Naomi Wallace) of INSIDE/OUTSIDE: SIX PLAYS FROM PALESTINE AND THE DIASPORA, and he has had several plays professionally produced.