Thursday, November 23, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST

Celebrate Arab art and culture in diaspora through theatre, poetry, and traditional music.

image-sideStudies 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.

Featuring:

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. 

Also available

An art exhibit will be on display at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery featuring works from Studies in Islam instructor, Soheila Esfahani.

Parking

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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Cost 
FREE
Location 
ECH - East Campus Hall
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
263 Phillip St.

Waterloo, ON N2L 3W8
Canada

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