Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater, NYC
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
Jan 30 – Feb 1
The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
The Guthrie Theater presents a Remote Theater Project production of
written and directed by AMIR NIZAR ZUABI
Only 5 performances
Set in present day and reflecting on the first moon landing in 1969, Grey Rock tells the story of an ordinary man in a small West Bank village determined to go to the moon. The play addresses the chaos that ensues within his family as he builds a space rocket in his shed. Through Grey Rock, Zuabi creates a humorous, fantastical exploration of the inalienable right to dream and how American culture has permeated and influenced Palestinian culture. The piece will be performed in English by a five-member cast from across Palestine, including internationally known actor Khalifa Natour.
Grey Rock is commissioned and produced by Remote Theater Project in association with the nonprofit organization GOH Productions.
Approximately 1 hour, 35 minutes (with no intermission)
Grey Rock will take place in the Dowling Studio.
Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details.
Join us after the show for a 20-minute discussion with writer and director Amir Nizar Zuabi facilitated by producer Alexandra Aron.
Saturday, January 25
In Conversation: Celebrating Arab Artistry
Join us for a dynamic discussion that will explore what it means to create theater through an Arab lens in the U.S. and beyond. Representing an array of backgrounds and voices, our panel of Arab theatermakers will share and compare stories from their lives, careers and experiences as artists. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, January 26
In the news
Remote Theater Project is a new initiative by producer Alexandra Aron designed to bring theater artists who are isolated either geographically or politically to New York City to develop new work, tour internationally and have their voices heard outside the confines of their regions.