Feb 12: Muslims on Stage and Screen

02.09.2017 00:20:00
Northlight Theatre's Muslims on Stage and Screen
The Muslim Community Center's Interfaith & Outreach Committee and Northlight Theatre have partnered to present a panel discussion addressing how Muslims are portrayed in contemporary plays and Hollywood films. Faceless runs January 26 through March 4, 2017 in Skokie, IL.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
at the Muslim Education Center | 8601 Menard Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053



In the new play Faceless by Selina Fillinger, a female Muslim lawyer is selected to prosecute a white American teenager on trial for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Inspired by this unique scenario, the Muslim Community Center’s Interfaith & Outreach Committee and Northlight Theatre have partnered to present a panel discussion addressing how Muslims are portrayed in contemporary plays and Hollywood films, the importance of stories about Muslims, and how portrayals affect the Muslim-American community’s sense of self.

Panelists include Selina Fillinger (Faceless playwright), Rohina Malik (playwright and performance artist), and Omer M. Mozaffar (Loyola University Chicago professor and Muslim Chaplain, and Hollywood film consultant), with moderator Terri Birch Arain, founder of Muslim Arts Collaborative.

Refreshments provided.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are requested: MCCInterfaithTeam@gmail.com.



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