September 6 - 25, 2016
THE WORLD PREMIERE
Famed comedian, Azhar Usman, takes to the stage with this brutally honest, unflinching one-man show. Ultra American explores the tensions and paradoxes surrounding the double consciousness of American Muslims living in an ever-polarizing world.
$30 ADULTS / $25 STUDENTS
More information at www.UltraAmerican.org
ULTRA AMERICAN: A PATRIOT ACT
The Four Hijabs
Written by Dr. Manal Hamzeh & Jamil Khoury
Directed by Liz Wuerffel
Animated by Anna Hayden-Roy
Learn more at www.FourHijabs.org
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Malik & Jamil
Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs and the Contours of Contested Whiteness
In the documentary Not Quite White, Silk Road Rising Artistic Director Jamil Khoury draws upon his own Arab (Syrian) and Slavic (Polish and Slovak) heritage as the lens through which to investigate the broader issue of immigrants achieving whiteness and hence qualifying as “fully American.” The film, directed by Khoury and Stephen Combs, advances society’s on-going conversations about the meaning of whiteness and efforts at redefining whiteness. Watch the documentary here >>
Multi Meets Poly: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go on a First Date
A thought-provoking and often-humorous reflection on the theoretical and practical differences between two powerful social ideas: multiculturalism and polyculturalism.
By personifying these ideas as human characters—one male, one female—and by endowing each character with professional rivalry, intellectual one-upmanship, and sexual tension, a would-be romantic evening becomes an intriguing vehicle for exploring American interpretations of pluralism, cultural interchange, and diversity. Watch the video play here >>