New Theatre Festival to Tackle Islamophobia
The Lady Liberty Theater Festival will present three short plays tied together by the ideals of the Statue of Liberty.
Good Works Productions, in association with Aizzah Fatima and Monica Bauer, will present the premiere of the Lady Liberty Theater Festival in New York September 7-25. The festival will feature three works aimed at battling Islamophobia, tied together by the ideals represented in the Statue of Liberty.
The festival’s line-up features Fatima’s Dirty Paki Lingerie, directed by Erica Gould, the story of six American-Muslim women drawn from real-life incidents and interviews; and two of Bauer’s award-winning short plays: Lady Liberty’s Worst Day Ever starring Frances McGarry as the Statue of Liberty and J. Dolan Byrnes as her agent; and No Irish Need Apply, starring Ali Andre Ali as a Syrian refugee looking for work and McGarry as a bodega owner.
The festival will also feature free staged readings on September 11 from noon-6 PM. The readings are free, but donations will go towards the International Rescue Committee for their work with Syrian refugees.
The Lady Liberty Theater Festival plays the following schedule through September 25th**:
Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
**Schedule Exceptions: On Sunday, September 11th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm the festival will present various staged readings. On this day there will be no performances of Dirty Paki Lingerie, Lady Liberty’s Worst Day or No Irish Need Apply. There will no performances on Friday, September 16th.
Tickets range from $15.00 -$30.00, for more information visit www.ladylibertytheaterfestival.com
Direct link tickets:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2579422