Join the ensemble for a sharing of past work, the premiere of a mini-documentary, and a discussion with the ensemble about the founding of this group. Presented in English.
Through Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, Arabic-speaking communities of Cleveland share vital, life-affirming stories celebrating family, dignity, and freedom of expression. These stories affirm a rich heritage and seek to move Cleveland to shed preconceptions and stereotypes, and grow empathy and understanding.
Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi is open to all people who share a heritage from Arabic-speaking cultures with an interest in theatre regardless of experience. The ensemble broadly includes third generation Americans, as well as recent arrivals, Muslims, Christians, and those of other faiths, who are curious and passionate about theatre.
“This project is a blessing from the sky. Our Arabic community is the second largest [in Cleveland] after the Hispanic community. And I was so happy to hear that [Cleveland Public Theatre] was willing to recognize our community.”
—Pierre Bejjani, Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi Advisory Committee, Managing Director/Executive Editor of Ohio’s Arabic language newspaper Profile News Ohio