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Upcoming Events

bayt: spaces in-between home, homeland, & migrations
Facilitated by Andrea Shaker

February 24, 2024, 10am - 12pm, Sliding Scale Fee

A work-in progress reading and feedback session: Andrea will lead an audience engagement session with readings and image viewing from her in-process book of text and images. Workshop participants will leave with a copy of an in-process section of the book.

Conversations About Care

At New Arab American Theater Works

Come as you are for a community chat/tea time and share what CARE means to you, what forms of care you see happening in your community and how to extend these practices to our society. The liberating, empowering  words of queer, BIPOC disability activists, chronically ill artists and revolutionary healthcare practitioners, will be our conversation starters to discuss intersectionality, forms of resistance to capitalism and ableism and radical interdependence.

Movement for the Stage
Facilitated by Taous Khazem

April 6, 2024, 10am - 12pm, Sliding Scale Fee

Explore movement for the stage in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! In this workshop we will use levels, rhythm, and ensemble games to create exciting and unique characters and dynamic spaces on stage!

Writing From Visual Art
Facilitated by Nahid Khan

April 20, 2024, 10am - 12pm

Looking at “masterpiece art”, how can we use this to inspire our writing?

Foraging Stories: An Indigenous and Lebanese American Partnership
Facilitated by Lorie Haddad & April Smith

June 29, 2024, 10am - 12pm, Sliding Scale Fee

In this workshop, community will forage for wild grape leaves on private land, and connect to stories from Lebanese and Native experiences. They will then cook the food in the traditional manner together.

Exploring Joy Through Writing
Facilitated by Ifrah Mansour

Coming July 2024

This workshop explores joy through our senses stored in our bodies. This is tailored towards writers who want to engage the body, mind and spirit before writing.

Writing as a Form of Protest
Facilitated by Sana Wazwaz

Coming August 2024

This workshop will bring participants through various prompts exploring how our writing can break through barriers and stand as both art and protest literature.

Physicalizing Solidarity: Dancing Our Body-Homeland with Palestine
2-Part Workshop by Body Watani Dance led by Leila Awadallah and Noelle Awadallah

Coming September/October 2024

How do we decolonize our bodies with Palestine as our guide? In this 2 part workshop BWD invites you to move through an offering that holds space for anticolonial grief and rage (Palestine and beyond), and to explore strategies of physicalizing solidarity and healing that can weave our sacred roots and stories in nonverbal ways.

By William Nour

Coming in 2024

Developed through our Playwright Incubator series, New Arab American Theater Works is excited to present this world premiere play by Palestinian playwright, William Nour in 2024.

The Hour of Separation

In Progress — Stay Tuned for More Updates!

The first big wave of Arab immigrants came to the Americas one hundred years ago as a result of war and famine in the Middle East. Through interviews, research, workshop, community dialogue and staged reading, the project attempts to make connections between the past and present condition of Syrian/Lebanese immigrants in Minnesota and beyond asking, What has changed in 100 years of Syrian and Lebanese immigration to America, and what has remained the same?

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