Support Cultural and Community Programming for our vital Arab American arts organization.
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New Arab American Theater Works is entering 2024 with a renewed commitment to our community and an increased importance of its mission to present and preserve our culture and art. We are proud to present new and continued programming. Might you help us reach our goal?
YALLA DRUM ENSEMBLE
This ongoing program is one that is designed to preserve and present our cultural heritage of SWANA (Southwest Asian/North African) drumming through training community members. This year long program of workshops/trainings in traditional drumming and SWANA musical styles and traditions is integral to claiming our voice. It is a multicultural/multiethnic group open to all. Showcases are presented to the larger community in a series of concerts big and small.
WOMEN OF SWANA COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOPS
This exciting program of workshops designed by community is a low stakes, high interest program open to all. Join us for one or ten in a refreshing opportunity to learn and join in with others. Sliding scale fees make them open to all.
"Exploring Joy Through Writing" facilitated by Ifrah Mansour
"All Together Now" facilitated by Laila Sahir
"Bayt: spaces in between home, homeland and migrations" facilitated by Andrea Shaker
"Movement for the Stage" facilitated by Taous Khazem
"Writing from Visual Art" facilitated by Nahid Khan
"Physicalizing Solidarity: Dancing Our Body-Homeland with Palestine" a 2 part workshop by Body Watani Dance facilitated by Leila Awadallah and Noelle Awadallah.
"Foraging, Heritage, History and Stories-Native American & Lebanese connections" led facilitated by April Smith & Lorie Haddad
"Writing as a Form of Protest" facilitated by Sana Wazwaz
ROSETTE by William Nour
We are excited to present a new production of a play developed in our incubator workshop over the past year with local writer William Nour. Put it on your calendar for the Spring!
Following the 1948 Israeli occupation of Palestine, Rosette and her family are internally displaced and living in Haifa. Their village in the Galilee was destroyed, their home demolished, and their lands confiscated. She is coming of age, questioning her identity, her place in the family and society. Will she follow her sister into an arranged marriage or can she pursue her dreams in the city away from the social constraints of small village life?
PLAYWRIGHT INCUBATOR SERIES
(Image from 2023 Showcase)
We will be back with another round of our successful Playwright Incubator Series where we will work with new playwrights in a supportive environment creating and developing stories together. Watch for a call for submissions in 2024!
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