When Malala Yousafzai was targeted in October for speaking out on girls’ education in Pakistan, it illuminated something about Shahrazad and One Thousand and One Nights. As the Royal Vizier’s daughter, she had unusual educational access. She tells King Shahryar stories drawn from an empire that spanned Asia and North Africa and into Western Europe. Education saved her. With lives at stake, Shahrazad would not have relied on improvisation night after night for three years. She would have researched and prepared by reading and, most importantly, listening to others share their stories. This play is appropriate for high school and college.
About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences
Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning series has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and international recognition, publication and production.
Saturday, June 22nd at 3pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, June 23rd, followed by an audience discussion
Theater: Provincetown Playhouse
Address: 133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10003
Cost:Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children, high school students
Buy Tickets Online or Call: NYU Ticket Central at 212