EPIC Fall 2018 Showcase

Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 at 2:00pm

EPIC Showcase (Staged Reading) is a presentation of plays written by middle school and high school students providing insight into the issues our youth are grappling with. Readings are performed by Silk Road Rising’s company of actors.


Obstacle Course

Written by Jamil Khoury
Directed by Dale Heinen

February 21-27, 2019

Obstacle Course is a 45-minute video play adapted from Jamil Khoury's stage play Mosque Alert. Set in Naperville, Illinois, the film explores reactions to a proposed Islamic Community Center on the site of a beloved landmark. Allyship, municipal politics, and Islamophobia all intersect in this head-on collision between Not In My Backyard fear mongering, well-intentioned liberalism, and the peaceful practice of faith.

Each presentation will be followed by a lively conversation led by Jamil Khoury that will engage with the complex ideas and emotions brought to light by the video play.


Detour Guide

Written and Performed by Karim Nagi
Directed by Anna C. Bahow

Co-Produced with Stage Left Theatre

March 11 - April 7, 2019

This one-man musical takes us on an alternative tour of the Arab World & Arab America. Using lyrics, percussion & an urban soundscape, master storyteller Karim Nagi guides us through a social and political labyrinth, extolling the virtues of revolution, immigration, and hummus along the way.