How I Got Over: Beyond Sacred – Voices of Muslim Identity'How I Got Over'
Originally Aired: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Join us for the next installment of a new project reinventing language around race through conversations and performances that explore, express and examine what it means when a social construct becomes the social order.
Tonight we present Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity, an interview-based theatre production by Ping Chong + Company exploring the diverse experiences of young Muslim New Yorkers. The five participants in Beyond Sacred vary in many ways, but share the common experience of coming of age in a post-9/11 New York City, at a time of increasing Islamophobia. The goal of Beyond Sacred is to illuminate daily experiences of Muslim new Yorkers, and work towards greater communication and understanding among Muslim and non-Muslim communities in NYC.
Rebecca Carroll, WNYC’s producer for special projects on race, hosts a talkback after the hour-long performance.
How I Got Over
This event is part of new project reinventing language around race through a series of conversations and performances that explore, express and examine what it means when a social construct becomes the social order. We want people to get personal. We want provocative dialogue. We want to generate new language to execute real change. We want to talk about fear – and how it’s different if you are black or white. We want to hear people explore racism.