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News posted in 2011

Features

It’s a little crazy to change a brand name you’ve only recently managed to establish.

It’s a little crazy to change a brand name you’ve only recently managed to establish. So when Jamil Khoury told me (during his interview for the Reader’s People Issue), that Silk Road Theatre Project, founded in 2002 by himself and his partner, Malik Gillani, underwent a name change three months ago, I was surprised.

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Silk Road was founded in 2002 as a response to 9/11.

Silk Road was founded in 2002 as a response to 9/11. Had 9/11 not happened, we probably would still be leading our other lives, which were not in the theater. [Cofounder] Malik [Gillani] was an IT consultant, and I was an international relocation consultant.

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Video Essays

The Prologue

WATCH: "The Prologue" is the second step of the journey in a new play development process and civic engagement tool. Playwright Jamil Khoury describes in great detail his latest project "Mosque Alert."

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Video Essays

The Spark

WATCH: Playwright Jamil Khoury begins step one in a ten step new play development process and civic engagement tool that's designed to assist him in writing his new play "Mosque Alert." This video blog, The Spark, introduces the ideas and inspirations to "Mosque Alert."

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‘Version 3.0′ Gives Platform to Asian American Playwrights

I think there is a certain amount of freedom that I see particularly in fourth-wave writers – they don’t deny that they’re Asian American, but neither does that necessarily dictate their subject matter.

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David Henry Hwang Talks Race, 'Chinglish'

There was all this talk when Obama got elected about how we were living in a postracial world. But we’re not. Until we get to the point where James Earl Jones can play, say, George Washington, race matters.

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Reviews

Review - Yellow Face - Windy City Times

Go see Yellow Face, but be warned: A half-hour after thinking about it, you'll want to think about it again.

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Review - Yellow Face - Centerstage Chicago

Henry David Hwang's cutting, rollicking comedy about the meaning of "Asian" makes its Chicago premiere.

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Schaumburg man makes his Silk Road debut in David Henry Hwang's 'Yellow Face'

The production marks the first time Meister has worked with SRTP. He wanted to work with the company since seeing 2010s “Scorched,” which he called one of the best theatrical experiences he has had in Chicago.

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Review - Yellow Face - Chicago Reader

Fascinatingly ambivalent, semi-fictional account, which ultimately expands to confront the whole notion of identity.

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