Aladdin Ullah to Bring DISHWASHER DREAMS to The Culture Project, 3/10
Auditioning to play a terrorist in a major Hollywood movie may be stand-up comedian Aladdin's big break. As he prepares for his audition, he finds himself thinking back on his deceased father, who left Bangladesh for a better life in New York, and his parents' futile attempts to raise him Muslim in Spanish Harlem.
Directed by Chay Yew and accompanied by tabla player Avirodh Sharma, Aladdin takes us on a hilarious and moving journey about art, immigration, family, the Yankees and the nature of the American dream. An inaugural member of the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group and the recipient of a Paul Robeson development grant, Aladdin developed the show at the Public Theatre via its New Work Now! reading series, the New York Theater Workshop, Cape Cod Theater Project, The Lark Play Development Center, and Shakespeare in Paradise in the Bahamas.
Founded by Allan Buchman in 1996,Culture Project is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. "By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, we aim to inspire and impact public dialogue, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time."
The reading which is free and open to the public (No RSVP necessary) will take place at the Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater. Subway: #6 to Bleecker Street , "B," "D," "F," or "M" to Broadway-Lafayette Street. For additional information, call212.925.1806 or go to: www.cultureproject.org.