Four Shows Left of RAG HEAD, a Show about Sikhs in Post 9-11 America
After premiering in Los Angeles this past spring to a sold out run, Rag Head returns to the stage. The show explores Sikhs and xenophobia in a post 9/11 America. Inspired by actual events, Sundeep Morrison's one woman show, RAG HEAD, addresses hate, hope and American identity. The four week run begins September 20th - October 14th at The Complex Hollywood - 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038.
On August 5, 2012 a white supremacist entered a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and murdered six people. Sundeep Morrison's portrays six inextricably linked characters whose lives are forever changed by one desperate action.
Since 9/11, there has been an alarming increase in hate crimes committed against Sikhs, Muslims and other immigrant communities. With their turbans and long beards, Sikhs are often targets in the United States. According to the Sikh Coalition, there are roughly 500,000 Sikhs in the U.S. many of whom have been subject to xenophobic harassment or violence.
Thursday, October 11 at 8PM
Friday, October 12 at 8 PM
Saturday, October 13 at 8 PM
Sundays October 14 at 3:00 PM
Sikh awareness workshop with Q&A after each performance
Ticket Website: RAG HEAD One woman show about Sikhs in post 9-11 America
Ticket proceeds will benefit the Sikh Coalition.
SUNDEEP MORRISON (Writer/Performer) is a Punjabi Sikh writer, actor, author and activist. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy NY, her work focuses on social justice, cultural friction, inter-ethnic family dynamics and feminism. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. For upcoming performances and workshop info please visit www.sundeepmorrison.com. As a child of Sikh immigrant parents who are deeply connected to the Wisconsin Sikh community and were affected by the Oak Creek tragedy, Morrison began to investigate the recent surge in xenophobic violence and harassment prevalent in a post-911 America. Sundeep Morrison seeks to shed light on the often misunderstood and misrepresented Sikh community. "The only way to stand united as Americans is to educate each other about our differences," says Morrison. "And let that knowledge be the bridge in breaking the barriers that divide us."
Amrita Dhaliwal (Director) is a performer, educator and producer. Specializing in the art of Physical Theatre, improvisation and viewpoints, her work spans stage and film; including The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. for the Exploration of Punjabi Culture and Heritage, and the hit LA comedy show, Indian Wedding. Born and raised in Chicago by her Indian Punjabi Sikh parents, her work explores both simple and complex themes, like love and the infinite duality of life in America. For more visit www.amritadhaliwal.com.
To learn about upcoming performances, non-profit collaborations, and Morrison's ongoing Sikh* awareness workshops, follow her on Instagram and fb.