Palestineman by sam Khalilieh

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An IN DEVELOPMENT Reading Presented by Studio 180 Theatre

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Written and Performed by sam Khalilieh

Directed by Mark McGrinder

WARNING: Warning: History, introspection and sensitive men ahead.

Part origin story, part familial archeology, Palestineman is a journey of discovery for its subject and its audience. Returning for a second season IN DEVELOPMENT, playwright sam Khalilieh continues to put together the pieces of a show that has been in his head for over 30 years. On April 16, sam will present an excerpt from the play, and chat with Studio 180's Mark McGrinder about the evolving scope and potential of this exploration of identity, desire, heritage and rage.

Then join Associate Artistic Director, Mark McGrinder, on Zoom immediately following the reading for an interactive conversation inspired by the play and its themes.

PLUS! Join Studio 180 the Wednesday before the reading for our April AT HOME Event: https://landed-at-home.eventbrite.ca

Join Studio 180 for our fourth and final IN DEVELOPMENT play reading of our 2020/21 Season! Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT gives Canadian theatre creators a helping hand as they develop new works exploring provocative social and political issues. We provide creators the time, space and support required to bring burgeoning ideas to the stage, culminating in a reading of their play with professional actors and directors.

sam Khalilieh: sam is an award-winning performer who is now a writer. His first play, Palestineman, was originally developed as an unacknowledged, self-loathing simmering just sitting in him -- quiet or loud, it didn’t matter -- it was there, anyhow. The play was then workshopped at the Toronto Fringe Festival where sam said; “I liked doing that”. It was because of the experience at the Fringe that sam began working with Studio 180.

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