Zeina Salame has deep roots in educational theatre, theatre for young audiences, and community based/applied theatre work. She is also a director, actor, and scholar with a PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon. Her dissertation, “Carried In One Woman—Reflections on Arab American Female Solo Performance” centers on themes of “home” and the…

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To celebrate Autism Acceptance Month, IDEAS at CTC invited Special Needs Educator Britt ReChele Clinton to offer her expert insight on inclusive design. Local artist Erin Fitzgerald also used their comic series, Spectrum, as inspiration for discussion around the broad scope of neurodiversity, preferred terminology, and suggested adaptations that can be used to make programs…

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Ahmed is a Bahrain-born, Egypt-grown theatre-maker, writer, and thinker. Ahmed is a recipient of the prestigious and highly-selective Crown Prince of Bahrain International Scholarship. He’s also the new Assistant Director for Zaynab’s Night of Destiny! “I am thrilled to be working on Zaynab’s Night of Destiny alongside an incredible team of international artists – all of whom…

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When: Thursday, April 29th at 7pmWhere: Virtual CTC (via Zoom)Tickets: Free April is Autism Acceptance Month, and IDEAS at CTC will celebrate all of the neurodivergent artists, students, and community members in our lives! Local artist Erin Fitzgerald will use their comic series, Spectrum, as inspiration for discussion around the broad scope of neurodiversity, preferred…

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Playwright Denmo Ibrahim and Director of Creative Engagement Hallie Dizdarevic join Keith Waits from LVA’s Artebella on the Radio to chat about “Zaynab’s Night of Destiny”! Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM on Thursday, April 22nd at 10am or stream anytime at ARTXFM.com!

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One word: HAMLET. 💀 This week we’re going behind the scenes of the making of one of Shakespeare’s most notorious plays! Tickets for the 2021 Young American Shakespeare Festival are on sale now: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/yastic/​

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Below is a staged, virtual reading of Act One of Cheryl L. West’s BEFORE IT HITS HOME, a groundbreaking play that examines the impact of HIV across Black communities. Hosted by the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Awareness Society (IDEAS) at Commonwealth Theatre Center. IDEAS at CTC is a group where people can learn from and…

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Denmo Ibrahim is a first-generation Egyptian-American playwright, actor, and entrepreneur who the San Francisco Chronicle called  “a tower of strength in the Bay Area theatre scene.” Denmo was one of 25 theatre artists nominated for the Rainin Fellowship (2020) and was a Sundance Theatre Lab Finalist. Denmo joins the Connecting Cultures team as the playwright…

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Hend Al-Mansour (Visual artist) is a Minnesotan immigrant from Saudi Arabia. Her work unfolds across painting, screen-printing, drawing, installation and 2D animation. Influenced by Islamic art and architecture, she tells stories about powerful Arab women. She places her heroines within milieus of Arabic geometric design with a warm and vibrant palette. She joins us in the…

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