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Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
The annual series of new plays that lets you see more of the work you love from The Public in stripped-down productions.
PUBLIC LAB TUESDAY NIGHT SPEAKER SERIES
Please join us for the Public LAB Speaker Series which will consist of engaging post-show conversations with the artists and notable panelists. Events will be held:
Tuesday, April 5:
Palestinian Refugees in the Shifting Landscape of the Middle East
Co-sponsored by Human Rights Watch
Kate Seelye, Vice President of the Middle East Institute, talks with Richard Cook, Acting Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Representative Office in New York, and Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division.
Tuesday, April 12:
Going Home: Israeli and Palestinian Homeland Narratives
Public Theater Artistic staff members talk with Dr. Bashir Abu-Manneh, Professor of Literature at Barnard College, URGE FOR GOING playwright Mona Mansour, and Dr. Helga Tawil-Souri, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.
Urge for Going
URGE FOR GOING
By Mona Mansour
Directed by Hal Brooks
March 25 - April 17
Featuring Omid Abtahi, Jacqueline Antaramian, Tala Ashe, Demosthenes Chrysan, Ramsey Faragallah, and Ted Sod
Jamila, a 17-year-old
Palestinian girl growing up in a Lebanese refugee camp, is desperate to
escape the small and impoverished world she calls home but her greatest
source of inspiration, her father, may also prove to be her biggest
obstacle. Mona Mansour, a member of The Public's Emerging Writers Group
making her major debut with this production, fuses global politics with
the intimacy of coming of age in this searing new play.
In the Anspacher Galleries:
Third-Half Passport Collection
Please visit the Anspacher galleries before or after the show to view Third-Half Passport Collection, an art installation that consists of passports belonging to three generations of Palestinians. The collection portrays the Barakeh family's passage in the Middle East--from 1943 till the present--through a series of official stamps, visas, dates, and signatures of the controlling authorities. To this collection, artist Zeina Barakeh added a self-fabricated passport as a symbolic entry to a conceptual space, Third-Half, and as an identity document that traverses the political divisions she lived through. For more information about the artist, visit www.zeinabarakeh.com.
Urge for Going will be presented as part of the 2010-2011 Public LAB Season. Public LAB, conceived in association with LAByrinth Theater Company, is an annual series of new plays that lets New Yorkers see more of the work they love from The Public in scaled-down productions. Public LAB allows The Public to support more artists, and gives audiences immediate access to new plays in development.