Celebrate Arab art and culture in diaspora through theatre, poetry, and traditional music.
Studies in Islam, at Renison University College, invites you to join Arab-Canadian artists from Syria, Jordan and Iraq as they present vivid representations of Arab culture and identity in a Canadian context as part of this free community event at East Campus Hall (University of Waterloo).
When 'pulled up' by the roots, how does the artist re-imagine home?
Stay on after the show to enjoy refreshments and to meet the artists.
|A. Al-Azraki||Assistant Professor of Arabic language, drama and diasporic literature at Renison University College. Al-Azraki is also a playwright and Forum theatre practitioner, among his plays are: Waiting for Gilgamesh: Scenes from Iraq, Stuck, and The Widow. He is the co-editor and co-translator of Contemporary Plays from Iraq.|
|Radwan Al-Taleb||A Syrian physician and musician.|
|Mohammad Harun||TV and theatre actor, director, playwright, radio and TV programs writer and presenter, editor-in chief of Sakher Sabeel, Link and Akkad.|
|Naim Hilaneh||Maxillofacial surgeon, poet and artist. He is published in newspapers and magazines in Syria and Canada.|
|Addil Abbas Hussain||Actor, born in 1959. His first diploma is from the Institute of Fine Arts in Theater 1984/1985. Bachelor's degree (Honours) in Drama in Education, Brock University 2005/2006. He started his professional career in 1993. He has performed in many TV series in the Arab world. In Canada, he performed in Arabian Trilogy, Marat/Sade 2004, Love and Sacrifice, My Name is Dakhil Faraj.|
|Asma Sinjary||Iraqi Canadian writer who believes that art is not a luxury but a way of life. She writes short stories and poetry to promote social justice and personal wellbeing. She also continues to work and volunteer in medicine and community development.|
An art exhibit will be on display at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery featuring works from Studies in Islam instructor, Soheila Esfahani.
Parking is available at (Parking Map):
- Lot B ($5.00 coin entry)
- Lot Q ($5.00 credit card)
- Lot located amongst East Campus buildings at the corner of Columbia St. West and Philip St.
- Pay and display machines are located in front of East Campus 1 (EC1) and on the west side of East Campus 4 (EC4)
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