Leap of Faith
Choreographers, Hala Shah and Indah M. Walsh debut "Beyond Sacred" work.
Sanaz Ghajarrahimi is Artistic Director of Built for Collapse. She has developed works nationally and internationally with New York Theatre Workshop, The Drama League, Target Margin Theater, The New New Ohio's Ice Factory Festival, 3LD Art and Technology Center, Prelude, Dixon Place, Ars Nova, HERE, The Tank, Prague Film and Theater Center, Vox Populi in Bulgaria, Goldex Poldex Gallery in Poland, and others. She is a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow and Drama League Director’s Project Alum. More
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
LPAC & LAGCC Humanities Collaboration
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Lonely Leela (Work-in-progress)
Written by Rehana Mirza
Directed by Handan Ozbilgin
Lonely Leela follows the Internet journey of a young woman, Leela, whose boyfriend has disappeared. Along the way, she encounters Fareed, a Muslim-American, socio-political blogger who is fighting against bias and phobia in the lawless land of the world wide web. With his prodding, Leela must decide what her Muslim identity is, what she wants, and what's worth fighting for. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, Lonely Leela is an adventure where malicious codes and white knight bloggers meet in a shifting world of everything's at your fingertips but you can't quite find what you're looking for.
Meet The Cast of Lonely Leela
"Beyond Sacred" Community Forum and "Faces of Islam" LaGCC Photo Exhibit
Sat, Feb 7, 3pm - 6pm, Queens Museum, Community Partnership Gallery Open to the Public, Suggested Donation
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) present an interactive theater demonstration and Community Forum, followed by the opening reception of “Faces of Islam.”
Utilizing theater to stimulate group-talk, the Community Forum is focused on perceptions of Islamic identity in post 9/11 America and the various life experiences of the American Muslim community.
The "Faces of Islam" exhibition features portraits of local New Yorkers, as captured by LAGCC students and faculty over two semesters.
Community Forum produced by LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and the "Beyond Sacred" year. Faces of Islam Photo exhibition curated by LAGCC professor Scott Sternbach.