You are invited to Rohina Malik, Kim Schultz, and Susan Stone's storytelling performance "Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story".
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4:00-7:30pm (Performance will begin at 5:30pm)
Location: Turkish American Society (501 Midway Dr. Mount Prospect, IL. 60056)
Keeping faith: Three Sisters of Story
In these difficult and dark times, let the power of storytelling illuminate our hearts. Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths--Christian, Jewish and Muslim--to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion. Come bask in the luminous light.
The 3 Abrahamic Storytellers:
Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed playwright and solo performance artist. Her one-woman play UNVEILED had its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater, where it received critical acclaim. Rohina’s second play THE MECCA TALES was produced by Chicago Dramatists in 2015 and nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work. Her new play, YASMINA’S NECKLACE, had its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater in 2016, and was recently nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Work. Her plays have been produced at the 16th Street Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Crossroads Theater, Next Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising, Theater Project Baltimore and Mustard Seed Theater. For more information about the playwright, please visit: http://rohinamalik.weebly.com
Kim Schultz is a Chicago based author, actor and refugee advocate. In 2009, she traveled to the Middle East as an artist/activist to meet with Iraqi refugees, where she fell in love with one, forever changing her life. She has turned their stories and her own into a critically-acclaimed solo play No Place Called Home, a small journal style book Story Diary (Veteran’s Book Project, 2012) and the recently published memoir, THREE DAYS IN DAMASCUS (Palewell Press, 2016). She has also published several articles and essays on the topic. She has told true stories on stages in New York City, Chicago, and even Mexico and firmly believes in the power of a good story and how they shape our memories and lives. Kim is also a corporate improvisation trainer and runs artist residencies in Mexico. She blogs, tweets, and can be generally found at kimschultz.net
Susan Stone, storyteller and teaching artist, has traveled all over this country, as well as to Poland, telling Jewish tales--Chasidic, folkloric, and personal-- for adults and children, at schools, synagogues, museums, and festivals. Funny, poignant, heart opening tales…Her CD’s have earned Parents’ Choice Gold and Storytelling World Awards. Former adjunct faculty at National-Louis University, teacher of story theatre at the Piven Theatre Workshop and currently Founder/Co-director of the Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival, Oct. 6-8. For more information, please visit: www.susanstone-storyteller.com
4:00pm Reception and Bake sale (Home-made Turkish food will be available to purchase)
Henna Art and Turkish Water Marbling (Ebru) presentations will be available during reception
5:30pm Performance “Keeping faith: Three Sisters of Story”
6:45pm Meet the Storytellers (Questions & Answers)
* No children will be allowed in the performance area. Childcare will be available in the gym for children 3 and older ($3 per child, $5 for two siblings). Children can be dropped off and registered at the gym before the performance starts.
*Parking is available in the TAS parking lot.
$25 for adults, $20 for students & group admission for 8 and more participants.
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*Please also consider making a donation upon purchasing your ticket. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Embrace Relief, a non-profit organization that brings together teams of volunteers to collaborate on humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts on both a domestic and a global scale. Visit http://embracerelief.org/ for more information.