Tuesday, June 13, 2017

'Oh, My Sweet Land': Host A One Woman Show In Your Brooklyn Kitchen

Writer and Director Amir Nizar Zuabi
Performer Nadine Malouf

Do you have a large open kitchen here in Brooklyn that accommodates at least eight to ten people? Then perhaps, you may want to host The Play Company's Oh My Sweet Landa one woman play, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi and performed by Nadine Malouf

The Play Company is an OBIE Award-winning Off-Broadway theatre production company that 'develops and produces adventurous new plays from the U.S. and around the world.' Oh My Sweet Land, their next production,  includes stories from Syrian refugees and is to be performed in private homes or community centers throughout the five boroughs for one night at each location.
It will run from September to October 2017.

Amir Nizar Zuabi and actress Corinne Jaber conceived of the idea on a trip amongst Syrian refugee camps in Amman, Jordan.  In a foreword  to his play, Amin writes: "We met people in the harshest moments of their life, yet still they were generous, full of grace, hope and even humour. This piece is inspired by their stories but more than anything it is inspired by their spirit – that elastic rubber-like ability humans have to adapt and to weather the storm."

About the pay:
Step into the kitchen. The onions are cooking on the stove and meat is on the cutting board waiting to be chopped. Our host is preparing kubah, a traditional Syrian dish. While she cooks, she tells us the story of meeting Ashraf, a Syrian exile, and falling in love with him as he desperately tries to help those he was forced to leave behind. When he vanishes, she impulsively trails him to her homeland—one she has never known, now consumed by war. As the meal comes together and then falls apart, we learn the stories of brutality, grace and humanity of those she witnessed along the way.

In its U.S premiere, writer and director AMIR NIZAR ZUABI and PLAYCO will present OH MY SWEET LAND for the first time in private homes and community spaces creating a theatrical experience that will be close, personal and lift what’s happening in Syria out of the news cycle and into a simple human interaction that allows us to hear and feel in a different way.

If you would like to offer your home kitchen or recommend a community space, please follow this link. All that is required is a fully operational kitchen (stove, worksurface, power outlets) in an open area able to accommodate at least 10 audience members.
And please, spread the word.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Large open kitchen that accommodates 8 to 10 people? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.