ABOUT THE GRANT

  • $30,000 to support Dead Are My People (MAP 2017)
  • $6,578 to general operating support for Noor Theatre, Inc.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Dead Are My People, a new work created by Ismail Khalidi with compositions and music by Hadi Eldebek, follows Nicola, who flees the famine-stricken mountains of Lebanon for the U.S. during World War I. Once there, he hopes to track down his uncle Tanios who emigrated years before. Following information from an old letter, Nicola comes to Lakewood, a small town in the Deep South. Finding few traces of his kin besides Tanios’ peddler cart and the conflicting information of townspeople, Nicola must ultimately navigate the treacherous terrain of the Jim Crow South.


LEAD ARTISTS

Ismail Khalidi