“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
The American Repertory Theater welcomes you to Stories From the Arab Spring: An Evening of Storytelling and Conversation inspired by similar live storytelling event, Palestinians, Live!, and A.R.T.’s current production, We Live in Cairo. We Live in Cairo is a world premiere musical that tells the story of six young Egyptian activists who took to the streets in 2011 to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and follows them in the aftermath of the revolution.
During the first half of the storytelling event, real stories will be shared by people whose lives were changed by the Arab Spring uprisings. These true and poignant stories will feature humor, tragedy, and the many ways people confront adversity. After the storytelling portion of the evening, join us for an intimate community dialogue to reflect on the stories, the musical, and how the world has changed since the Arab Spring.
Storytellers will include:
- Kal Naga
- Hend Nafea
- Daniel and Patrick Lazour
- Lama El Homaïssi
Anyone is welcome to attend this event, both those who have and have not attended a performance of We Live in Cairo. RSVPs requested.
Refreshments and cash bar provided.
Co-sponsored by the American Repertory Theater.