Performance of the one person show followed by a talk-back with the creative team and special guests.
Samah Choudhury is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill, specializing in Islamic Studies. Her dissertation looks at Islam, humor, and the secular through a critical race and gender theory lens, paying particular attention to the cultural productions of South Asian comedians in the U.S.
JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell is a freelance director, most passionate about advancing the legacy of Black Theaters and Black Theatre Practitioners. Currently, she is artistic director of Black Ops, a theatre company in Durham, NC she founded in 2015 for which she also directs and founder/lead curator for the Bull City Black Theatre Festival. She has worked with Justice Theatre Project, Dartmouth College, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Repertory, Shakespeare in Detroit, and Bulldog Ensemble Theatre.
Jason Bivins is a Professor of Religion at NC State University and a specialist in religion and American culture, focusing particularly on the intersection between religions and politics since 1900. He is the author of Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion, a study of the intersections of jazz and American religions in and across comparative categories like ritual, community, and cosmology.