KEEPING FAITH Comes to Greater Boston Stage Company
Rohina Malik returns to Greater Boston Stage Company with friends Kim Schultz and Susan Stone, and Lucia Thomas on violin, oud, and guitar, for Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story, February 22 - 24, 2019. With the recent uptick of hateful and vitriolic language in this country, Rohina Malik, a Muslim storyteller, wanted to create a project to demonstrate peace and commonalities between us all. In Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story, each storyteller tells three stories inspired by their respective faith journeys to create this moving and timely storytelling experience.
Rohina Malik graced the GBSC stage last season in her inspiring, critically-acclaimed one-woman show, Unveiled. "While Rohina was in town last year I had the opportunity to see her perform Keeping Faith alongside Susan and Kim and I immediately thought it would be a perfect follow-up to Unveiled. Rohina is devoted to the idea of interfaith dialogue and, in this moment, I think the notion of listening to, and getting to know, people of differing faith is absolutely vital," shares Producing Artistic Director, Weylin Symes. Ms. Malik is a critically acclaimed playwright and solo performance artist. She is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and an Artistic associate at the 16th Street Theater. Rohina's plays The Mecca Tales and Yasmina's Necklace, were both nominated for the Jeff Award for Best New Work. Ms. Malik's one woman play, Unveiled, has also been produced at the 16th Street Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Crossroads Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising, and New Repertory Theatre.
Kim Schultz is a writer, actor, storyteller, improviser and refugee advocate. In 2009, she traveled to the Middle East as an artist/activist to meet with Iraqi refugees, falling in love with one and turning their stories and her own into a critically-acclaimed solo play No Place Called Home, as well as the memoir, Three Days in Damascus. Kim has been seen on stages such as The Goodman Theatre and Lookingglass and works a corporate improvisation trainer, as well as a director of artist residencies in Mexico.
Susan Stone is an international storyteller and teaching artist, telling multicultural and Jewish tales--Chasidic, folkloric, and personal-- for adults and children. Susan offers workshops and coaching and her CD's have earned Parents' Choice Gold and Storytelling World Awards. Former adjunct faculty at National-Louis University, she is Founder/Co-director of the Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival.
Lucia Thomas is a violinist/multi-instrumentalist and arts organizer who has played professionally with various musical ensembles internationally. She is artistic director of the Chicago Folklore Ensemble, which celebrates immigrant communities in the United States by performing dynamic arrangements of stories and songs learned directly from immigrants. Their recent book and CD have been featured at TEDxUChicago, WBEZ, and they continue to perform on stages throughout the Chicago area.
PERFORMANCES: Friday, February 22 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Saturday, February 23 at 3:00PM and 8:00PM and Sunday, February 24 at 2:00PM.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: $35 Premium, $5 Off Member Tickets. The Friday, February 22 at 2:00PM performance is a specially priced Senior Matinee, tickets are only $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at Greater Boston Stage Company at (781) 279-2200, or visit www.greaterbostonstage.org.