March 10, 2020
US TOUR ROCKS
Grey Rock was greeted with incredible outpourings of love and appreciation from audiences in NY (Under the Radar/Public Theatre), Minneapolis (Guthrie Theatre), DC (The Kennedy Center) and Philadelphia (The Kimmel Center). We connected in lovely ways to many people along the way: an audience member invited the company for dinner at his World Street Kitchen in Minneapolis; Terry Weber and his wife Dinky hosted everyone for a home-cooked meal in NY; there were toasts in every city from individuals who truly wanted to thank us for creating the show and bringing it to their city.
We also had the great fortune to connect with students throughout;
at a high school student matinee in Minneapolis,
a visit to Georgetown University’s Lab for Global Performance & Politics to meet with undergraduates who had seen the show,
talk-backs with students from Swarthmore and TempleUniversities in Philadelphia.
Connecting with young people is an important goal for RTP and being able to do this throughout the tour was great.
In addition to the outpouring of love from our audiences, here is what the press had to say:
New York Times : “The focus is deliberately shifted from victimization to perseverance, as the ordinariness, and occasional extraordinariness, of daily life continues no matter the circumstance” and hailed Khalifa Natour’s Yusef, “ a gentle martyr of the imagination.”
Broadway World Minneapolis: “Grey Rock Soars at the Guthrie”
"It changed my world ... run, don't walk, to see it. It might just change your world too.”
DC Metro Arts: 5 Star review.
“English speakers or no, these actors will match anything you can see on stage”.
December 19, 2018
SCHEDULE OF POST PLAY CONVERSATIONS
JOIN US FOR AN AMAZING POST PLAY CONVERSATION:
Friday Jan 4
On the challenges of producing international work in NYC today, with:
• Kate Loewald (Founding Director, The Play Co)
• Linda Chapman (Associate Artistic Director, New York Theatre Workshop)
• Maha Chehlaoui (Founder Pass the Mic; co-Founder and former Executive Director of Noor Theatre)
• Najla Said (Actress & Author "Zabur" -Mahmoud Fairouz's Oratorio)
Moderated by David J. Diamond (Co-Director, LaMaMa International Symposium for Directors)
Saturday Jan 5th
A one on one conversation between Philip Himberg (Artistic Director, the Sundance Institute Theatre Program) & playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi.
Sunday Jan 6th (matinee)
On the challenges of moving productions between the U.S. and the Middle East, with:
• Roberta Levitow (Co-founder & Director, Theatre without Borders; Senior Program Associate, Sundance Institute Theatre Program: East Africa & Middle East North Africa)
• Jumana Al-Yasisi (Middle East & North Africa Manager, Sundance Institute Theatre Program)
• Catherine Coray (Associate Arts Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts/Director; The Lark Middle East-US Playwright Exchange)
• Hadi Tabbal (Actor, "The Brave"/ Artistic Associate, Sundance Institute Theatre Program)
Matthew Covey (Partner, CoveyLaw; Founding Director, Tamizdat)
October 05, 2017
'Defying Time and Reality': A Conversation on Palestinian Art and Performance
A conversation with theater director and playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi (Remote Theater Project: Palestine), and poet and playwright Nathalie Handal (NYU Tisch). Location: 255 Sullivan St., NYC Free and open to all