These exceptional storytellers share stories from their own faiths- Christian, Muslim, and Jewish- to counter the current rhetoric and transcend our differences through their shared belief in the power of connection, compassion and unity.
$10 advanced sale
$12 at the door
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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, improviser, 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 a memoir entitled, Three Days in Damascus. Locally, Kim acts at professional theatres such as The Goodman Theatre, Looking Glass, and more and is also a corporate improvisation trainer, as well as a director of artist residencies in Mexico.
SUSAN STONE, a storyteller and teaching artist, has performed all over the U.S., 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.
Musician LUCIA THOMAS:
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.