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Theatre on Equality

Location: Struble theater, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts (Map it)

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Arts Circle presents a day of artists’ responses to the idea of equality. Northwestern scholars and artists, with artists-in-residence and guests, present visual art, dance, creative writing, theatre and music exploring the concept and lived experience of equality.

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Theatre on Equality

Keeping Faith: Sister Stories with Rohina Malik, Susan Stone, Kim Schultz and Lucia Thomas

Rohina Malik is the Kaplan/RTVF Artist in Residence. She will perform her play Keeping Faith: Sister Stories with four actor musician collaborators.

Rohina Malik, a Muslim woman and storyteller, created this project to demonstrate peace and commonalities between people and of many faiths. Storytellers Susan Stone, who is Jewish, and Kim Schultz, who is Christian, join Rohina in telling stories from their faiths. Their stories fill the same space, bringing people together and showing peace, curiosity and similarities amongst the faiths. Each storyteller tells three stories inspired by their personal faith journey, and are joined by cultural musical storyteller, Lucia Thomas, on violin, oud and guitar.

ROHINA MALIK is a critically acclaimed playwright and solo performance artist. She is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and an Artistic associate at the 16th street theater. Rohina’s plays The Mecca Tales and Yasmina’s Necklace, were both nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Work. Her one woman play, Unveiled has been produced at the 16th Street Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Crossroads Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, and Silk Road Rising.

KIM SCHULTZ is a writer, actor, storyteller, improvisor and refugee advocate. In 2009, she traveled to the Middle East as an artist/activist to meet with Iraqi refugees, falling in love with one and turning their stories and her own into a critically-acclaimed solo play “No Place Called Home”, and the memoir available here today, THREE DAYS IN DAMASCUS. Locally, Kim acts at professional theatres such as The Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass and more and is also a corporate improvisation trainer, as well as a director of artist residencies in Mexico.

SUSAN STONE is a storyteller and teaching artist, has performed all over this country, as well as in Poland, telling multicultural and Jewish tales--Chasidic, folkloric, and personal-- for adults and children, at schools, synagogues, museums, and festivals. She believes that listening to stories nurtures our shared humanity. Susan offers workshops and coaching. Her CD’s have earned Parents’ Choice Gold and Storytelling World Awards. Former adjunct faculty at National-Louis University, she is Founder/Co-director of the Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival, Oct. 6-8.

LUCIA THOMAS is a violinist/multi-instrumentalist and arts organizer. She has traveled all over the United States, Europe and Mexico, playing professionally with various musical ensembles. She is artistic director of the Chicago Folklore Ensemble, which celebrates immigrant communities in the United States by performing dynamic arrangements of stories and songs learned directly from immigrants. Their recent book and CD have been featured at TEDxUChicago, WBEZ, and they continue to perform on stages throughout the Chicago area.

Seating is limited and online reservations are requested.

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