ReOrient 2012 Series B
City of Grubs, by Naomi Wallace. Directed by Desdemona Chiang.
An Arab Jewish immigrant finds a dead man in the seedy hotel he cleans in Camden, NJ, and tells the body of this stranger his deepest secrets. The MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Naomi Wallace returns to the ReOrient Festival for the fourth time with this brilliant monologue.
Orhan, by E. H. Benedict. Directed by Evren Odcikin.
Young British man Orhan, half Turkish and half black, finds himself incarcerated as a terrorist for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Local writer Elizabeth Benedict explores the deep-rooted complications of being mixed race in a culture that defines everything as us against them.
Stuck, by Amir al-Azraki. Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian.
What does it take to get out of Iraq with an Iraqi passport? Iraqi playwright Amir al-Azraqi takes us on the absurd journey of visas, rejections, and searches that most Middle Easterners experience at airports with this tour-de-force solo show.
The Voice Room, by Reza Soroor. Translated and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian.
A novice secret agent is eager to prove himself when he is assigned to spy on an underground rebel guerilla team led by Qobad, a high-valued prisoner. As this taut spy thriller unravels, will he be able to hold onto his skin against all odds?
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