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Public Perceptions of Islam in Post-9/11 America panel with Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright of Disgraced at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Missouri—Monday 15 February 2016

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Playwright Ayad Akhtar.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presented the panel discussion Public Perceptions of Islam in Post-9/11 America livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 15 February at 8:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 7:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 5:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles). 

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Disgraced, opening at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis February 10, is a provocative and Pulitzer Prize-winning play that raises many pointed questions about faith and identity in America. To further the conversation around the show, The Rep is presenting and streaming a free panel discussion on Islam in America.


  • Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced

  • Faizan Syed, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations–St. Louis

  • Dr. Ghazala Hayat, Former Board President, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis


  • Seth Gordon, Associate Artistic Director of The Rep

This project is part of the Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative and is conducted in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre, arts, and cultural community. The channel is at howlround.tv and is a free and shared resource for live events and performances relevant to the world's live arts fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Follow and use hashtag #howlround in Twitter to participate in a community of peers revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field. Our community uses the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). You can become a producer and co-produce with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, contact @HowlRound on Twitter, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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