Reading & Discussion: Ismail Khalidi

Thu, May 11, 2006 7:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Thursday, May 11, 2006, 7:30 PM

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Ismail Khalidi

from his play written in collaboration with Ibrahim Jarbawi Truth Serum Blues and his poetry.

Reading will be followed by a discussion.


Ismail Khalidi graduated from Macalester College in 2005. He made his playwriting debut in September-October at the Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis with Truth Serum Blues. Critic Lydia Howell noted in The Pulse of the Twin Cities: "His beautiful writing ranges from a kind of hip-hop spoken work to a Greek chorus to chilling hallucinatory interrogations." Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee, Truth was selected as the best solo-performance of 2005 in Lavendar Magazine (Minneapolis). Khalidi has performed in several theatrical productions, including In the Mirror and With Love from Ramalla; and has read his poetry around the Twin Cities. His work has been published in Mizna and Electronic Intifada. He recently received The Playwright Center's Many Voices residency award, SASE/Jerome as well as Emerging Voices grant.

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