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Atlantic Theater Company Announces Middle Eastern MixFest

The series is cocurated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffo.

Mona Mansour will cocurate Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings at Atlantic Theater Company.
(photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

Atlantic Theater Company will present Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings cocurated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffo. The event will run August 8-16 at Atlantic Stage 2.

The series will feature readings of full-length plays by Abdullah Alkafri translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak, Kareem Fahmy, Hannah Khalil, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and Stav Palti-Negev. In addition to the full-length readings at Middle Eastern MixFest, Atlantic Theater Company will commission Melis Aker, Younis Ali, Sevan K. Greene, and Sanaz Toossi to create short one-acts and present them as readings alongside a short play by Heather Raffo.

Heather Raffo said in a statment, "Although the plays pull from diverse communities across the Middle East and North Africa, so many of the artists represent something uniquely American. Atlantic has provided a rare platform to hear these works not as a single representation of a culture, but as a kaleidoscope of plays and artists." Mona Mansour added, "These stories, deeply felt and told in innovative ways, will, I believe, speak to some of the issues at the heart of the experience of the Middle Eastern diaspora."

Admission is free. Reservations are required. Please visit atlantictheater.org to RSVP.

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