December 1 - 23, 2016
THE WORLD PREMIERE
"Bunuan, a veteran of past ensemble revues at Silk Road...brings a mix of sass, soul and sweetness to her songs and stories." -Chicago Tribune
This new holiday musical revue puts a Silk Road spin on the Christmas season. Chicago favorite Christine Bunuan invites you into her world with Christmas at Christine's. Journey from California to Chicago to the Philippines to a Catholic-Jewish household, as Christine sings her way through the holiday songbook and a lifetime of yuletide memories.
$25 ADULTS / $20 STUDENTS
More information at www.SilkRoadChristmas.org
CHRISTMAS AT CHRISTINE'S
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 >>