Women Cinemakers, an online magazine based in Italy, has interviewed me about making Deaf Brown Gurl and asked many questions about the process of filmmaking and why/how I made the film. I believe the interview might be interesting for many of you who have followed my works for years.
You can read the article (my interview starts on page 164-165)
I have already announced it a few weeks ago on my social media, but I'll say it again: I am very happy and pleased to inform everyone that my show Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life was selected by a juried panel to perform at New York International Fringe Festival 2018. I will be given 5 shows to perform in Manhattan, New York.
I will post more information with show dates and venue.
Any organizations, schools and colleges in New York City-- please be aware, if you are interested in having me give a talk or workshop, you can contact me through my website. I am happy to share my art and knowledge with as many people as possible.
See you in New York City!
My performance of Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life was a great success at the DEAFinitions Conference at Hampshire College. It was one of my biggest audiences to date and I received so much great feedback from audience members. So I am very happy and I feel accomplished. Here are some photos (credit: Junior Gardner).
Thanks to Deaf Women of Color (DWC), an organization in Washington D.C for picking me as one of DWC's Overlooked Gems for March 2018 (Women's History Month). They asked me to make a video with subtitles, which is now available on DWC's Facebook page.
On April 5 (Thursday), I will give a talk to college students about my works as a Deaf filmmaker (open to the public).
On April 6 (Friday), I will give a free workshop to deaf artists about brand awareness.
Lastly, on April 7 (Saturday), I will perform at the deaf festival! Please see the flyers below.
I am grateful and blessed to announce that I was shortlisted for 2018 British Muslim Awards. It's a honor to be nominated alongside other great Muslims doing excellent work to contribute to Britian's society and culture for everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim.
Ultimately, I did not win, but I wish a hearty congratulations to Islamic GPS for winning. Thank you to all for existing and for doing good work!
I've been booked to perform Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life at Deaf Visual Arts Festival! I will perform at Florissant Valley Community College on behalf of Deaf, Inc and St. Louis Community College. You can check this website at a later time for venue and showtime information! I look forward to seeing some of you there!
Thanks to everyone in Tucson for coming out to see me perform my show Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life at Exploded View for Tucson Fringe Theatre Festival. I got to meet fantastic people and I've made new friends, too. I also raised money from my performance for International Rescue Committee for their tireless work with refugees in Tucson.
I also got a chance to speak with deaf teenagers at Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, sharing information with them about my works as a filmmaker, performer and playwright. It was a great talk and I feel fortunate to share some invaluable advice with them.
I look forward to performing Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life again for new audiences in some other places in the coming months. Here are some photos below.
I will perform at DEAFinitions Conference 2018 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA on March 24-25, 2018. My show will be free and open to all. I am very excited to meet new people at the conference and I look forward to sharing my art with the audience.
More details about showtime and venue will be posted when I get information.
I hope to see you there.