Leila Buck's American Dreams & Arabian Nights

BRIC House Artist Studio presents Leila Buck's American Dreams & Arabian Nights (work-in-progress

Leila Buck's American Dreams & Arabian Nights

BRIC House Artist Studio | Fort Green

BRIC House Artist Studio presents Leila Buck's American Dreams & Arabian Nights (work-in-progress) which weavies storytelling, dreams, music and more into a playful work-in-progress inviting the audience into an interactive exploration of who we let into our hearts, families and nations—and how those choices shape who we are.

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 7PM and Friday, December. 8, 2017, at 7PM, American Dreams & Arabian Nights (work-in-progress), tells the tale of Scheherezade Brown.

Brown returns to the U.S. from a year in the West Bank, in love with a Palestinian man. Staying with her WASP father and Lebanese mother in their comfortable home over Thanksgiving and Christmastime, she must convince both her family and her country to let her love in. In the process she begins to investigate her own roots, and his, through letters to their unborn child.  As she struggles to hold on to love and trust across miles, time zones, immigration battles and dropped WhatsApp connections, her jet lag, dreams, and nightmares intersect with her grandmother's growing dementia to create magical, liminal spaces, blurring boundaries between past and present, here and there, truth and fiction. Weaving storytelling, dream sequences, music, movement and more, this playful work-in-progress invites the audience into an interactive exploration of who we let in to our hearts, families and nations—and how those choices shape who we are.

 

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Conceived and written by Leila Buck and directed and developed by Noelle Ghoussaini in collaboration with the ensemble.

Featuring:
Leila Buck
Caitlin Cassidy
Gamze Ceylan
Jens Rasmussen
Louis Sallan

Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

 

About BRIC

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

BRIC’s main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio and artist work spaces.

Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including the newly renamed BRIC TV, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.

In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences.

BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.