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below is a list of Najla Said's plays - click on a Play Title for more information
This is a new play written and performed by Najla Said, an actress, writer, and daughter of the late Palestinian American scholar and activist Edward Said. In Palestine, Ms. Said provides a unique passage into one of the most volatile and historic corners of the earth. With compassion, humor, and honesty she makes a case for Palestinian and Arab points of view in ways that truly allow them to be heard. Raised in privilege on New York City's Upper West Side (where many of her best friends were Jewish) Ms. Said was forced as a teenager to take a family trip to the Middle East to visit her father's homeland. Anorexic and depressed, obsessed with boys and the beach, her experiences nevertheless kindled a lifelong exploration of what it means to be both Arab and American. Ms. Said takes audiences on a whirlwind tour, from kissing Jewish boys to what she describes as "the stench of Gaza," through two wars, the horrors of 9/11, encounters with world figures including Yasser Arafat, and life with her beloved father.
4th Street Theatre, 83 east 4th Street New York, NY 10003 17 Feb 2010
Twilight Theatre Company
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