First Acts Performance: There is a Portal by Kayhan Irani

When:
April 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2018-04-23T12:00:00-04:00
2018-04-23T13:30:00-04:00
Where:
Queens College-Godwin Museum Klapper Hall
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens
NY 11367
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Yael Rosenstock
718-570-0482

This piece is the reluctant second in a series exploring the domestic war on terror and how fear and hatred have eaten away at the fabric of American society. The protagonist weaves together childhood recollections and personal stories of immigration with the political history of US intervention in the Middle East and the propaganda that accompanies war and violence abroad. Using audience participation to establish themes such as loss, hatred, rupture, and connection, this show offers a theatrical space for truth-telling and healing from the internalized effects of hatred and fear.