Join us for an evening of staged readings and a talkback with the NO PLACE / LA MAKAN playwrights.
CPS developed the NO PLACE / LA MAKAN theatre initiative to provide the opportunity for playwrights to develop a new work within a community of actors, directors, dramaturgs, scholars, and the other writers.
The commissioned playwrights are: Khawla Ibraheem (London-Jenin), Ismail Khalidi (Tennis at Nablus, Returning to Haifa), and Bashar Murkus (The Museum, Hash). Collectively, these writers have had works produced on some of the world’s leading stages, including the Public Theatre (New York), the Young Vic (London), and the Tokyo International Festival, as well as residencies with the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab and the MacDowell Colony.
The NO PLACE / LA MAKAN initiative will culminate in two fully-realized radio productions of each play (one in Arabic and one in English), translated, directed, performed, and recorded by professional theatre artists and radio producers.
NO PLACE / LA MAKAN was produced in partnership with the A. M. Qattan Foundation, with support from Taawon Welfare Association, The Tides Foundation and The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
The staged readings on 28 October 2022, copresented by Columbia’s School of the Arts and the Middle East Institute, will preview the English language versions of each play.
NOTE Please RSVP. There is a limit of one (1) reservation per person. Check-in begins one (1) hour before the event and early arrival is suggested. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis, RSVPs do not guarantee admission. All guests entering the building must be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Visitors 18 and older are also required to show an accompanying ID. Green passes and CUIDs are accepted if you are a Columbia University affiliate. Masks are strongly recommended.
NO PLACE | LA MAKAN is a project of the Center for Palestine Studies. For more info about the NO PLACE | LA MAKAN initiative, click here.