Amrika Chalo (Destination: USA) -- Myriad Voices Festival
Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 24 at 3 p.m. (matinee added due to popular demand)
Amrika Chalo (Destination: USA)
By Shahid Nadeem
with Ajoka Theatre, Pakistan
Written and directed by Pakistan’s leading theater artist Shahid Nadeem from Lahore’s Ajoka Theatre, this hilarious send-up of U.S.-Pakistani relations set in the Visa Office at the US Embassy in Islamabad explodes stereotypes through satire. This workshop production will feature Pakistani artists from Ajoka Theatre as well as guest U.S. professionals and advanced students.
This event is part of the Myriad Voices Festival, which over two years brings together artists whose work engages with Syria, the Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, the U.S and more, with scholars, policymakers, faculty, and students across the disciplines.
MYRIAD VOICES is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP); Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement Grants Program, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. The festival is also presented in collaboration with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Bridges of Understanding, and the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies.
LABORATORY FOR GLOBAL PERFORMANCE AND POLITICS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, AN INITIATIVE OF THE THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM AND SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:00pm
Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
37th and O St., N.W., Washington