Part of FringeNYC: A Palestinian-American teenager clashes with her traditional father as she discovers the troubled history of her heritage. As she searches for her place between two cultures, Diaspora Child highlights the unique experience of coming of age as an immigrant. More…
Categories: Drama, FringeHIGH, Spoken Word/Poetry, National. Written by Summer Ghasan Awad. Directed by David Ratliff.
See it if you want a heart-wrenching, thought-provoking story with EXCELLENT writing. This is a play about family, culture, and what defines 'home'.
Don't see it if you're disturbed by graphic imagery or wartime, or if you don't want a haunting perspective of what it's like to be Muslim-American.
See it if You want to better understand the inner conflicts of a young American woman growing up in a home with 1 Muslim parent and 1 Christian parent
Don't see it if You can't open your mind or heart to another side of the Palestinian Israeli conflict.
See it if You love great writing, and are interesting in a different perspective of the Middle Eastern conflict and a of growing up "different"
Don't see it if Have such feelings towards the state of Israel that you don't wan to hear the other side or are xenophobic
See it if U want 2 follow an engaging story of what it's like growing up with one foot in the US and the other in Palestine. You will learn something.
Don't see it if You are under the weather.
See it if You enjoy great writing and are willing to allow a theatrical piece of art be educational while also entertaining.
Don't see it if you are not willing to be open.
See it if You are interested in seeing a young playwright's work who is clearly on track to be great.
Don't see it if you don't care to expand your understanding of Palestine, America, and growing up in a mixture of both cultures.
See it if You love poetry, want to learn more about Palestine's history & hear a narrative of self-discovery and inter-generational differences.
Don't see it if You only want to hear one side of history and don't want to hear about growing up with sexism & influences from different cultures/religions
See it if The struggles of a Palestinian American girl growing up in the middle between being a "good" Muslim daughter and fittng in with peers
Don't see it if You don't want to be touched by the realities of Palestinian life both past and present.