Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project Presents: Birds Sing Differently Here

10/27/2017 - 10/29/2017

Birds Sing Differently HereWhere: Guthrie Theatre, 818 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

It is our pleasure to announce that from October 27th to 29th, the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) will partner with the Guthrie Theater to present Birds Sing Differently Here. In conjunction with the performance, audiences will be able to engage with the work from the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project’s Iraqi Voices program, a collaborative art lab that gives Iraqi immigrants and refugees in Minnesota a platform to share their stories through bookmaking, documentary filmmaking and visual art.

Birds Sing Differently Here is a theater piece based on the true stories of 12 Iraqi-Minnesotan refugees and immigrants, directed by Taous Claire Khazem and created by Dylan Fresco, Taous Claire Khazem and Iraqi Voices program participants. Birds Sing Differently Here weaves together tales of sweetness, sorrow, grief and discovery. Inventively performed in both English and Arabic, participants come together with a cast of professional actors to tell “the story of a thousand olive pits and seven thousand praises, tokens of love and a chilling escape from the desert of death.”

The Iraqi Voices participants and ensemble include: Nada Alabbasi, Sumaya Ameen, Ali Alshammaa, Hannaa Al-Azzawi, Abdullah Flaija, Salwa Mohialdeen, Adel Naji, Arwa Naji, Dhifaf Sarhan, Mazin Chilab, Ahmed Al Shaikhli, Bahaa Al Shaikhli, Rawan Al Shaikhli, with Mohammed Yabdri, Dylan Fresco, Aamera Siddiqui and Ashawnti Ford.

To purchase tickets, call the Box Office 612.377.2224 or toll-free 877.44.STAGE or purchase tickets online here. 

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