Returning to the Stage in "There is a Field"

Next week, I'll be returning to the stage as Asel Asleh in There is a Field by Jen Marlowe. I'm truly honored to join this talented group of individuals to tell this story about Asel; a 17 year old Palestinian citizen of Israel and peace activist, who was killed by Israeli police on October 2, 2000, during a demonstration protesting earlier incidents of Israeli police brutality towards Arabs at the al-Aksa mosque.

Asel Asleh was influenced by the great Sufi poet Rumi.

Asel Asleh was influenced by the great Sufi poet Rumi.

Billed as the "Land Day Tour" (a Palestinian day of observance and protest to commemorate the Israeli government's appropriation of Arab farm land in 1976), we'll be touring several universities along the east coast and will culminate with a performance in St. Louis, Missouri, to highlight the parallels with police brutality against black and brown people here in the U.S.

It's a privilege to be able to participate in another project that fuses story-telling with social justice and spread a message of peace while doing what I love.

Follow the link to read more about There is a Field  and I've pasted tour dates below. As always, thank you for the love fam!

Note: The Tour Schedule may still change

Wed March 2 @ 6:00 pm: Brooklyn, NY
St Joseph’s College
Tuohy Hall Auditorium, 245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine-St Joseph’s College
Co-sponsored by: Council for the Arts, Campus Ministry, Black Student Association & Alumni Engagement
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Lisa Gagliardo

Sat March 5 @ 7:00 pm: Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College
Streep Theater
Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-Vassar & Students for Justice in Palestine-Vassar
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
More details TBA

Tues March 8 @ 7:30 pm: Williamstown, MA
Williams College
62 Center, Williamstown, MA
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine-Williams College
Co-sponsored by Divest Williams
Contact: Sumaya Awad

Wed March 9 @ 6:00 pm: Amherst, MA
Hampshire College
Emily Dickinson Hall, 893 West Street, Amherst MA 01002
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-Hampshire
Co-sponsored by the Hampshire College Theater Board
Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Eli Shurberg

Thurs March 10: Cambridge, MA
Harvard University
Sponsored by Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Black Student Association, SLAM, Transgender Task Force, RAZA
Post-play discussion sponsored by the Harvard Center for Ethics and the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
(For further info about this performance, please contact Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee)

Sat March 12 @ 8:00 pm: Somerville, MA
Tufts University
Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room, 15 Talbot Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-Tufts
RSVP to: sjptufts@gmail.com

Mon March 14 @ 7:30 pm: Bowie, MD
Bowie State University
Student Center Ballroom
14000 Jericho Park Road
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association
Contact: Will Nathan

Wed March 16 @ 7:30 pm: Bryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr College
McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA
Seating is limited, first-come, first-serve
Contact: Rosie McInnes
Sponsored by: Voices for Palestine Bryn Mawr
Co-sponsored by: Bryn Mawr Sisterhood, Students for Justice in Palestine-Haverford, Jewish Voice for Peace-Philadelphia, JStreet U-Bryn Mawr

Sat March 19 @ 7:30 pm: Washington DC
Community performance at St Stephen’s and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
St Stephen’s Church (Auditorium), 1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC 20010
Sponsored by Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, Donkeysaddle Projects, Jewish Voice for Peace DC Metro, the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Central Atlantic Conference-United Church of Christ
Suggested donation of $10-$20; no one turned away
Contact: Jen Marlowe

Mon March 21: Washington DC
American University
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-AU
More details TBA

Tues March 22 @ 7:30pm: Washington DC
Howard University
Blackburn Auditorium
Sponsored by Living Stones Worship Arts Ministry

Wed March 23 @ 6:00 pm: Madison, NJ
Drew University
Great Hall in the Caspersan Building, 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940
Contact: Naeem Khan at 973-420-6205

Thurs, March 24 @ 8:00 pm: Middletown, CT
Wesleyan University
Malcolm X House Basement, 345 High Street
Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace
Co-sponsored by Ujama, Students for Justice in Palestine
Contact: Yael Horowitz

Mon March 28 @ 7:00 pm: NYC
Columbia University
3rd Floor, World Room, Pulitzer Hall Journalism School
2950 Broadway (@ 116th St)
(enter the Columbia gates on east side of Broadway at 116th Street. The building on the right says “Journalism.” Walk around the perimeter of the building to the campus entrance, just behind the statue of Thomas Jefferson.)
Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies
RSVP here

Tues March 29 @ 7:00 pm: NYC
Columbia University
3rd Floor, World Room, Pulitzer Hall Journalism School
2950 Broadway (@ 116th St)
(enter the Columbia gates on east side of Broadway at 116th Street. The building on the right says “Journalism.” Walk around the perimeter of the building to the campus entrance, just behind the statue of Thomas Jefferson.)
Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies
RSVP here

Thurs March 31 @ 7:00 pm: Tallahassee, FL
Mickee Faust Theatre
623 McDonnell Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Sponsored by Dream Defenders-Florida A&M University and
Students for Justice in Palestine-Florida State University

Sat April 2: Gainesville, FL
University of Florida
Time and venue TBD
Contact: Lara Alqasem
Sponsored by: Dream Defenders-UF Squadd & Students for Justice in Palestine-UF

Mon April 4 @ 7:00 pm: Atlanta, GA
Emory University
Emory Center for Ethics
1531 Dickey Drive. Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(Visitor parking info: 29 Eagle Row, Atlanta , Georgia 30322)
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and the Emory Program for Ethics & the Arts
Contact: Dina Bashar Masri

Wed April 6 @ 6:00 pm: Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Fri April 8 @ 7:00 pm: St Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis
1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130
McMillan Hall
Campus Map: (#70 on the map)
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine
Contact: Stephanie Aria

Sat April 9: St Louis/Ferguson, MO
Community performance
More details TBA
Sponsored by Hands Up United and St Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee