A Thousand Strange Places: Anthony Shadid and the Middle East

Event time: 
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 8:00pm to Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 101 (Auditorium) See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

A New Play by Robert Myers | Directed by Kirsten Sanderson
The Council on Middle East Studies at Yale, the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and AUB present a workshop production of a new play about the extraordinary life and times of the renowned Arab-American foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for his reporting from the Middle East for The Washington Post and The New York Times, Shadid was also the author of the acclaimed memoir House of Stone. On Saturday, April 30 at 2:00pm at the Macmillan Center, a panel of renowned journalists who knew and worked with Shadid will be held, sponsored by Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism and AUB’s Global Engagement Initiative, and organized by the Initiative’s director Rami G. Khouri. A workshop production of A Thousand Strange Places will also be presented on Monday, May 2 at 7:00pm at Open Jar Studio Theater, 1601 Broadway, #11A, New York.
ROBERT MYERS (Playwright) (www.robert-myers.com) is a professor of English and director of the Alwaleed Center for American Studies at AUB. He is the author of over 15 plays, and, with Nada Saab, has translated seven plays from Arabic to English, including those in Sentence to Hope: A Sa’dallahWannous Reader (Yale UP, 2019).
KIRSTEN SANDERSON (Director) (www.kirstensanderson.com) specializes in new works for the stage. Her work has been seen in theaters, concert halls, churches, libraries, universities and even aquariums, Off Broadway, regionally and internationally.
RAMI G. KHOURI (Panel Organizer) is Director of Global Engagement at AUB, an internationally syndicated political columnist and book author, Journalist-in Residence at AUB, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was the founder and first director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at AUB.
Cast for the play: Samer Kanaan, Shafik Bahou, Islam Balbaa, Maria Bechara, Sarah Bitar, Mohamad Eldebek
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