In part 1 we talked about why Sarah Sakaan chose to create Anna Asli Suriyah (I Come from Syria), and now in part 2, we’re talking process, method, and what it’s like being an Arab American artist. Want to check out the show? Get tickets here. Want to help pay for rehearsal space? Throw some […]Read More Sarah Sakaan & Anna Asli Suriyah: Process & Method
On a beautiful afternoon in Brooklyn, I sat down with Sarah Sakaan to talk about her upcoming show, Anna Asli Suriyah. She’s developing the piece with theater company Polybe + Seats, of which she is a member. We sat on the roof of my office, Sarah brought a cheese plate, and I did something brand […]Read More Sarah Sakaan & Anna Asli Suriyah
I first met Anna Van Valin when we were both working on Eschaton Cabaret a few years ago, and I was nothing short of thrilled when I encountered her again at NY Madness, and convinced her to be in my play– a play I hadn’t written yet. Anna is head of the NYMACo, also known […]Read More Profile: Anna Van Valin, head of NYCMACo.
Brown Girls Burlesque has been around since 2007, and with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign, I wanted to find out more about the project, the ensemble, and the art form of burlesque. I reached out to Aurora BoobRealis, who I’ve known since our days together at Sarah Lawrence College. She’s been a fearless artist […]Read More entertain, titillate, educate and liberate: Brown Girls Burlesque