With Support From The Howard Gilman Foundation and Tow Foundation, Atlantic Theater Company to Present IMMIGRANT MIXFEST
Atlantic Theater Company will present Immigrant MixFest, a series of free readings co-produced by director Saheem Ali, writer/director Shadi Ghaheri, and actor/co-founder of Waterwell Arian Moayed, that will run Wednesday, August 14th through Tuesday, August 20th at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
This summer, Atlantic will be hosting readings of full-length plays by Kemiyondo Coutinho, Rachel De-lahay, Shadi Ghaheri, Kate Mulvany, and Karen Zacarías.
Co-producer Saheem Ali says, "I can't think of a more pertinent moment to be highlighting immigrant stories in the theater alongside our national discourse. I've been a huge fan of Atlantic Theater Company's annual MixFest series and am thrilled to be part of this year's panel alongside Arian Moayed and Shadi Ghaheri."
Arian Moayed added, "By pure chance and luck, I was born in another country. And like all immigrants, I've lived through years of navigating the complicated realities of learning a new language and culture. We rarely get an opportunity to see these details in a deep and meaningful way, as audience members or as artists. What Atlantic's Immigrant MixFest simply articulates is a chance to delve into those stories and value systems. It's an honor to be involved."
"As an immigrant artist, your country, origin, and culture are not something that can be erased or replaced and that's why...