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Upcoming Play: A Chance Encounter

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER
Mohammad Al-Attar (Syria)

April 10-12, 2015 at Lincoln Hall Studio Theater, Portland State University

Chance EncounterGlimpse the human side of the current Syrian conflict through the unique artistic voice of this playwright, drama practitioner, and commentator who has been chronicling the rapid transformations taking place in his homeland since 2011. In Al-Attar’s short play A Chance Encounter, a simple interaction on a Beirut street corner draws us into a mire of Syrian politics and alliances. Play by Mohammad Al-Attar (Syria). Directed by Tracy Cameron Francis (NYC/PDX). Presented in partnership with the School of Theater and Film, College of the Arts, Portland State University, & the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Supported by the Puffin Foundation.

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“Fear is a human instinct, but the fear is no longer preventing people from doing things,” Syrian playwright Mohammad Al-Attar told The New York Times in June 2012. Now living in Beirut, Al-Attar continues to chronicle the human side of the Syrian conflict through his plays, commentary, and applied theatre projects. Find out how one brave artist is making a difference in this evening-length program of performance and discussion.

Featuring actors John San Nicholas, David Meyers, and Alex Leigh Ramirez, under Tracy Cameron Francis' direction.

Guest discussants:

  • Friday, April 10: Dr. Patrick T. Hiller, Peace Scientist and Director, War Prevention Initiative, Jubitz Family Foundation
  • Saturday, April 11: Dr. Thomas Bartlett, former President of the American University in Cairo, and Kanaan Kanaan, visual artist and educator
  • Sunday, April 12: Dana Ghazi (Syria), M.A. Candidate in Conflict Resolution, Portland State University

Tracy Cameron Francis will participate in all post-performance discussions. Mohammad Al-Attar will participate via pre-recorded video and/or Skype.

Presented by Boom Arts in partnership with the School of Theater and Film, College of the Arts, Portland State University, & the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Presented with project support from the Jubitz Foundation & the Puffin Foundation.

 
   

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