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.

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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.