NYC-based playwright and theater maker Daaimah Mubashshir joined us to talk about her new play “Room Enough (For Us All),” writing at the intersection of queer, Black, and Muslim identities, confronting racism both within theater and US Muslim spaces, and more.
Daaimah brought up her personal experience of reconciling queer and Muslim identities, as well the many ways that connection to religion can look like. We further discussed how Arab and SWANA anti-blackness manifests in Muslim spaces, including queer-centric ones.
Our conversation also included the impact of racial discrimination and abuse in theater increasingly coming to the surface, and Daaimah’s work surveying the experiences of artists of color.
You can keep up with Daaimah’s work through Everyday Afroplay, her platform dedicated to evolving theatrical writing and meditation on blackness, the black body, black theories, black spirit and the black mind.
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