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Art of Hijab, Kohl Black and the Right Way to Pray

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Five Myles

558 Saint Johns Place

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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The Art of Hijab, Kohl Black and the Right Way to Pray is inspired by YouTube beauty and hijab styling tutorials for the Muslim woman; shared stories of the Koran, Torah, and Christian Bible; and playwright Sarah Badiyah Sakaan’s culturally diverse upbringing in Memphis. Using multimedia, testimony, nonlinear narrative and culturally diverse and cross-gender casting, Polybe + Seats examines gender roles, faith, identity, and Islam in the United States.

Directed by Jessica Silsby Brater. Performed by Sarah Sakaan, Aizzah Fatima, Denise Turkan, Elaine O'Brien, Nuah Ozryel and Shetal Shah. Designed by Karen Boyer, Gavin Hecker, Cate McCrea, and Leslie Smith. Stage Managed by Gabriel Caldwell. Production Managed by Carl Whipple. Produced by Elaine O’Brien, Natalie Robin and Polybe + Seats.

After a multi-year development process supported through residencies and the Rough Draft Festival at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Creative Space grants through ART/NY, re-grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and a community partnership with the Arab American Association of New York, Polybe + Seats is proud to present the full-production of this politically relevant and prescient work in a performance residency at the Obie-award winning FiveMyles.

Development of The Art of Hijab, Kohl Black and the Right Way to Pray was sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and was made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.

This production will operate under Actors Equity Showcase code.

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