I'm super excited to be joining playwright Leila Buck and director Tamilla Woodard once more for a performance of a Mix and Match, a new immersive play that is being developed with En Garde Arts. The play looks at two families, one from a Lebanese background and one from an Irish-American background coming together through marriage, and how each side navigates the differences in culture and religion. The workshop performance will be presented on May 10th at The Gathering, a culmination of the CrossCurrents Festival put on by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. More information on the festival and The Gathering can be found at www.crosscurrentsfestival.org.
On April 18th, I will be performing in a reading of Damascus/Aleppo by Abdullah AlKafri, a Syrian playwright based in Lebanon. The play follows a Syrian therapist who suspects his son is gay and subsequently turns him out of the house. The event is part of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute's event Arab Voices which will feature two other works by Arab playwrights. More info and a free reservation can be made here: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/events/2019/april/arab-voices.html
On March 16th, fajjr+ali will be teaming up with Poetic Theater Productions once again to perform at their Poetic Lyricism event. The event is a collaboration with Music Theatre Factor and will feauture original work created during the Songsmith Lab, a collaboration between Poetic Theater and MTF, alongside a number of featured performers. We are excited to be sharing a new original song Behabek. More information can be found here.
fajjr+ali is very excited to be performing at the next Mipsterz event Colonized Dreams on March 9th at The Knockdown Center in Queens. The event is billed as house-party meets TED-talk, celebrating the diversity of the Muslim diaspora and speaking to the challenges of pursuing a creative path. Come ready to listen, eat, dance, and learn a thing or two. There will be live music, poetry, DJ sets, a book reading and visual art. Come check us out alongside some other great artists! More info here: https://www.mipsterz.com/project-06
I'm very happy to announce that I'll be joining the cast of Eh Dah? Questions for my Father which will be going up as part of the Next Door @ NYTW series in March and April. This musical follows the stories of an Egyptian and Egyptian-American family across three generations and explores the themes of identity and belonging. The music is beautiful and the stories of trying to find your place in the world and in your family are universal. More info and tickets can be found at: https://www.nytw.org/show/eh-dah-questions-father/
I'm excited to be performing in Serials at The Flea once again for their 50th cycle! Each weekend 5 plays compete against each other in a late night competition. At the end of the weekend, the top 3 shows based on audience votes will get to write the next episode. I will be performing in the first weekend of shows. In addition, in order to celebrate the 50th cycle of Serials, there will be live music every night. The first night, February 28th, will feature live pre-show music by fajjr+ali! Check out more at www.theflea.org/serials
I'm excited to return to Allentown Art Museum for their Third Thursday series. Every third Thursday of the month, the museum opens its doors after hours for special programming and this month fajjr+ali will be a featured performer for the event. More information on the event and museum can be found here: https://www.allentownartmuseum.org/about-us/press-releases/events/live-music-by-fajjrali-on-third-thursday-february/
On February 9th, fajjr+ali will be performing at Bryn Mawr College for the South Asian Students' Culture Show. The event will feature live music and dancing including a few sets by fajjr+ali!
I'm thrilled to be teaming up with Leila Buck and Tamilla Woodard once again on a new immersive piece titled Engagement Party. This new piece is being produced by Anne Hamburger of En Garde Arts. We will be workshopping the show in January and then again in April and May with a performance at the Georgetown Lab for Performance and Politics' Crosscurrents Festival in Washington D.C. in May!
On January 15th, fajjr+ali will be teaming up once again with Undiscovered Countries, an arts incubator which produces bi-monthly variety shows of new work. We are excited to return with some more of our original music alongside plays, stand up routines and new music. Check out more about Undiscovered here: https://engardearts.org/