Livestreamed on this page Thursday 1 October at 1 p.m. EDT (New York) / 18:00 BST (London) / 17:00 GMT / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 10 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles).
Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity: interview-based theatre production
Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity was an interview-based theatre production by Ping Chong + Company and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center exploring the diverse experiences of Muslim communities within New York City—livestreamed by CultureHub on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 1 October at 1 p.m. EDT (New York) / 18:00 BST (London) / 17:00 GMT / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 10 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles).
The five young participants in Beyond Sacred vary in many ways, but share the common experience of coming of age in a post-9/11 New York City. Participants come from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and include men and women that reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, including those who have converted to Islam, those who were raised Muslim but have since left the faith, those who identify as “culturally” Muslim, and those who are observant on a daily basis.
The goal of Beyond Sacred is to use theatre and personal testimony to foster greater understanding among Muslim and non-Muslim communities in New York.
Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, with Ryan Conarro in collaboration with the performers: Tiffany Yasmin Abdelghani, Ferdous Dehqan, Kadin Herring, Amir Khafagy, and Maha Syed.
The New York Times calls Beyond Sacred "a lesson in human understanding, drawn from real lives" and a "probing and persuasive new work of interview-based theatre (Read full review)."
Beyond Sacred was commissioned as part of LPAC's 2014-15 Beyond Sacred season with the generous support of APAP and the Doris Duke Foundation Building Bridges Grant.
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