Ping Chong & Amir Khafagy

Moderated Discussion

February 6, 2018

Skillman Library
Gendebien Room
College Hill, Easton, PA

American theater artist Ping Chong is renowned for addressing important cultural and civic issues of our time. In Beyond Sacred, Chong uncovers the diverse experiences of young Muslim New Yorkers who share the common reality of coming of age in a post-9/11 world. In this interview-based production, the “actors” are real people—“Arab Rican” Amir Khafagy among them—who reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, and share their personal, complex stories at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Chong and Khafagy join Professor of Theater Suzanne Westfall for a lunchtime discussion.

Admission is free. Lunch will be provided while supplies last.

This talk accompanies the performance of Beyond Sacred at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9 at the Williams Center for the Arts.