Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SPOTLIGHT ON: Silk Road Theatre Project's The DNA Trail


The World Premiere
March 2 - April 4, 2010
A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity, and
Utter Confusion

Conceived by Jamil Khoury | Directed by Steve Scott

Presented in Association with: Goodman Theatre

Starring: Jennifer Shin, Cora Vander Broek, Melissa Kong, Fawzia Mirza,
Khurram Mozaffar, Anthony Peeples, and Clayton Stamper

Theatre meets science when a diverse group of playwrights each agree to take a genealogical DNA test and revisit their assumptions about identity politics and the perennial "who am I" question. Self, family, community, and ethnicity are all up for grabs.

The DNA Trail is comprised of seven unique, identity-defying short plays:
  • Finding Your Inner Zulu by Elizabeth Wong
  • Mother Road by Velina Hasu Houston
  • That Could Be You by Lina Patel
  • WASP: White Arab Slovak Pole by Jamil Khoury
  • Bolt from the Blue by Shishir Kurup
  • A Very DNA Reunion by David Henry Hwang
  • Child Is Father to Man by Phillip Kan Gotanda
Performance Schedule

Tuesday (March 2 only): 8PM
Wednesdays: 8PM
Thursdays: 8PM
Fridays: 8PM
Saturdays: 4PM & 8PM
Sundays: 4PM

All Performances at:
The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington St., Pierce Hall
(corner of Washington and Clark streets)

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