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Episode 136 [in English]: Lot Six

Photo credit: Kitty Suen

This episode features writer David Adjmi, whose memoir Lot Six was recently released.  The beautiful telling of the often painful process of growing up while feeling a sense of unease/displacement in a repressed society is powerfully portrayed with a nuance that will make a reader feel seen.  David describes (in the book and in this episode) the relief of discovering theater and its ability to release emotions in a way that regular life often does not allow for.  In this episode, we also discuss David’s Syrian Jewish background, the experience of writing a memoir, his other writing, and more.

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Episode 122 [in English]: Creative Conversations: Queer transnational activism in the Middle East

Hosted by National Queer Theater & Dixon Place, and moderated by Sivan Battat, a panel with activists from across the Middle East and North Africa region discussed Transgender and Transnational Activism.

What does queer and transgender activism look like in this region? In conversation around Amahl Khouri’s documentary play She He Me, following the true stories of three Arab characters who challenge gender norms, the panel explored queer experience in the region, activism on the ground, and how the Middle Eastern and North African Diaspora can support this work.

The panel features Amahl Khouri, Hashem Hashem, and Pooya Mohseni.  Please visit Dixon Place’s website to read more about the panelists!

http://dixonplace.org/performances/creative-conversations-queer-transnational-activism-in-the-middle-east/ 

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