March 25-27, 2015
The Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University and Noor Theatre Present
Permission to Narrate
Three Nights of Palestinian Plays
Free to the public.
Permission to Narrate is curated by playwright Ismail Khalidi, co-editor of Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora, an upcoming anthology of plays due out in June 2015, from TCG. A landmark collection in the field of Palestinian theater, Inside/Outside features an introduction by noted writer, poet and adjunct Columbia University faculty member, Nathalie Handal, and is co-edited by award-winning playwright Naomi Wallace.
Permission to Narrate is sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies, Office of the University Chaplain, Columbia School of the Arts, Columbia Department of English, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Middle East Institute, and Noor Theatre.
THE 48-HOUR FORUM
Noor is taking on the headlines. How to respond the barrage of news coming out of the Middle East? By getting some of Noor’s favorite New York artists in a room and asking them to make a play in 48 hours out of the news of the day. A quick and dirty forum for the fun and the serious.