The Markaz is pleased to co-present the new play from Nagham Wehbe, Confessions of an Arab Woman which is based on the writings of Lebanese author and activist Joumana Haddad, who will participate with playwright Wehbe and the cast of the play in the talkback following their March 11 matinee (2 pm) performance at the Dorie Theatre-The Complex. ALL SHOWS MARCH 9-11 ARE SOLD OUT. New show dates just added are Fri., March 17 and Sat., March 18 at 8 pm, and Sun., March 19 at 2 pm and 6 pm. Reserve tickets. More info here.
Joumana Haddad is the author of numerous books including the memoir I Killed Scheherazade, on which the play "Confessions" is based. She says, "Women's rights are a human rights issue and cannot be perceived as a luxury; they are a necessity in any political system that claims to be a democracy." Read a profile of Haddad here.
About the play:
"Confessions of an Arab Woman," adapted from Joumana Haddad's memoir I Killed Scheherazade opens in Hollywood on March 9, 2017, with three 8 pm performances on March 9, 10 and 11, and a matinee performance on March 11 at 2 pm.
Joumana Haddad's books have been translated into multiple languages and the author has been selected as one of the 100 most powerful Arab women for three years in a row. Recently, she has been selected as one of the top 100 influential Lebanese figures around the globe.
The play is about her life story. It explores her upbringing in Lebanon and all the factors that made her who she is today. It counters stereotypes about Arab and Middle eastern women by showcasing an authentic story of a powerful woman. At the same time, it is an invitation to women everywhere to own their power.
It is a one act which is about an hour followed by discussion with cast and author, who is coming all the way from Lebanon. It is more of an experience or event than just a play.
Here is a video about the play:
- March 11, 2017 at 2pm – 4pm
- Dorie Theatre-The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038
- 6 people are going