For those of you in DC tomorrow night, come out to American University for Ambassador Ahmed’s one man memior monologue “Waziristan to Washington” at 7:00 pm in the Katzen Arts Center.
Admission is free and it promises to be an excellent show. If you’re interested in the complexities of Pakistan, tribal culture and global Islam, then this is for you. Its dramatic and funny and easy to follow. I promise you won’t leave dissapointed.
See the full details below:
The School of International Service, American University; The Dialogue and Public Affairs Program, Washington DC Jewish Community Center; and The Incubator Series of Theater J’s Arlene & Robert Kogod New Play Development Program
present a special public work-in-progress showing and feedback discussion of:
Waziristan to Washington: A Muslim at the Crossroads
a “memoir monologue” on the life and times of Ambassador Akbar Ahmed
written and performed by Akbar Ahmed
conceived and developed by Akbar Ahmed, Stephen Stern and John Milewski
multi-media design by Sean Felix; directed by Stephen Stern
7pm, Thursday, December 18, Katzen Arts Center, American U 4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Ward Circle at the intersection of Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues NW Washington, D.C.
Admission is Free and Parking is Free in the Katzen Arts Garage after 5pm
RSVP requested to www.washingtondcjcc.org/dialogues
Enjoy this approximately hour and a half performance and give us your feedback as we complete the work for its March 23 theatrical and dialogue premiere at Theater J.
In the post 9/11 world, one of the world’s leading authorities on Islam explains his culture and his people’s history to a hostile Western World. Akbar Ahmed- anthropologist, former Pakistani High Commissioner and Oprah Winfrey’s go-to guest on Muslim issues- takes us back to his birthplace and traces the evolution of modern Pakistan, the attempts to achieve integration in the modern world, the rise of Islamic extremism in the face of Western ignorance, and efforts at building bridges and interfaith dialogue.
(Dr. Ahmed is Ibn Khaldun Professor of Islamic Studies at American University & Visiting Distinguished Chair for Middle East/Islamic Studies at the US Naval Academy)