Open Door Project

Art as Activism: Excerpts from Khūrākī


October 15, 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Commissioned by the Office of Public Art as part of their Artists in Residence programs, Khūrākī (“eat” or “meal” in the Afghan language Dari) celebrates the beauty of Afghan culture through “theatrical portraits” of strong women who will forever be Afghan but have recently become Americans as well. What do they miss about their homeland? What have they been able to preserve in the flight from home–in their traditions and in their hearts? What do they hope to cultivate here in this country? And what do they want you to know about the beautiful land where they were born?

In the show, professional actors cast by the Afghan women themselves tell the women’s personal stories. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the creators who will talk about their process and the transformative power of art to build bridges between people and communities. RSVPs are requested by October 14.

This event is co-sponsored by the Dietrich School's Department of Theatre Arts.

Location and Address

Charity Randall Theatre Inside the Foster Memorial
4301 Forbes Avenue

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