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DOING IT FOR OURSELVES:  SWANA and Queer in the Global Story

A Virtual Event, Co-Presented by Silk Road Rising
Sunday, March 26, 4:30pm – 6:30PM

Join playwright Martin Yousif Zebari and director Sivan Battat for an online conversation moderated by Co-Executive Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising Jamil Khoury about the intersections of SWANA and Queer identities. Panelists will include Adam Ashraf Al-Sayigh, playwright behind Drowning in Cairo, Revelation, Memorial, and Jamestown/ Williamsburg; Evren Odcikin, Director of Artistic Programming at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a founding member of the MENA Theater Makers Alliance steering committee, and a founder of Maia Directors; and Sara Razavi, director, actor and resident artist with Golden Thread Productions.

Special thanks to HowlRound Theatre Commons for hosting this event.

Tune in March 26 at 4:30


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Jamil Khoury


Sivan Battat

Martin Yousif Zebari

Ashraf Al-Sayigh

Adam Ashraf Al-Sayigh

Evren Odcikin

Sara Razavi

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