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The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity, and Utter Confusion

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March 02 - April 04, 2010

A World Premiere

Conceived by Jamil Khoury
Directed by Steve Scott

Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago

Theatre meets science when a diverse group of playwrights each agree to take a genealogical DNA test and revisit their assumptions about identity, politics and the perennial "who am I" question. Self, family, community, and ethnicity are all up for grabs.

The DNA Trail is comprised of seven unique, identity-defying short plays:

Finding Your Inner Zulu by Elizabeth Wong
Mother Road by Velina Hasu Houston
That Could Be You by Lina Patel
WASP: White Arab Slovak Pole by Jamil Khoury
Bolt from the Blue by Shishir Kurup
A Very DNA Reunion by David Henry Hwang
Child Is Father to Man by Phillip Kan Gotanda

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