KEEPING FAITH: SISTERS OF STORY
Featuring Rohina Malik, Kim Schultz, Susan Stone, and Lucia Thomas on violin, oud, and guitar.
FEBRUARY 22-24, 2019
Featuring Rohina Malik of Unveiled, Kim Schultz, Susan Stone. Each storyteller tells 3 stories inspired by their respective faith journeys. They are accompanied by Lucia Thomas on violin, oud, and guitar.
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. She approached Susan Stone, a Jewish storyteller, and Kim Schultz, who identifies as a Christian storyteller, with an idea: what if they all told stories from their faiths with the goal of bringing people together and showing peace, curiosity, and similarities among the faiths. Both Kim and Susan jumped at this opportunity and Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story was born.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
ROHINA 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 a Jeff Award for Best New Work. Her one woman play, Unveiled has been produced at the 16th Street Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Crossroads Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising and Greater Boston Stage Company.
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, and the memoir available here today, THREE DAYS IN DAMASCUS. Locally, Kim acts at professional theatres such as The Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass and more and is also a corporate improvisation trainer, as well as a director of artist residencies in Mexico.
SUSAN STONE storyteller/teaching artist, has performed all over this country, as well as in Poland, telling multicultural and Jewish tales, as well as personal narratives, for adults and children. She has shared her tales and taught at schools, synagogues, festivals, universities, and museums. Her CD's of Jewish stories for children have earned Parents' Choice Gold and Storytelling World Awards. Susan founded and has co-directed the Evanston Public Library storytelling Festival, and hopes to continue to support storytellers everywhere. Besides her degrees in theatre, Susan trained and taught improv/theatre games/story theatre at the Piven Theatre Workshop. She believes that listening to stories nurtures our shared humanity, and is proud to perform with Rohina, Kim and Lucia. To learn more about Susan, go to www.susanstone-storyteller.com
LUCIA THOMAS is a violinist/multi-instrumentalist and arts organizer. She has traveled all over the United States, Europe and Mexico, playing professionally with various musical ensembles. 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.
Last season's production of Unveiled with Rohina Malik appears on the ArtsFuse list of Best Stage Productions of 2018.
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Recent Praise for KEEPING FAITH: SISTERS OF STORY
"Thank you so much for inviting me to the evening of women's storytelling. All four women's voices were strong and clear, blending their messages of compassion and faith to heal the hurt caused by the voices of hate in today's society. Being among others who believe in the good within us all is also so affirming. The voices of the talented musician was lovely as well. I especially appreciated the oud and middle eastern singing."
--Madeleine Solomon, guest at New Trier Multi-Faith Alliance performance