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Fri, Oct 28, 2016 8:00pm –


Lerner Black Box
2920 Broadway
New York  New York  10027
United States
Queer Awareness Month at Columbia University (QuAM)

BOOM CLAP SHHH: Queer Anti-Zionist Performance From the Arab & Jewish Diasporas

In a landscape where queer identity is so often used as a smokescreen to distract from Israeli apartheid, The Helix Queer Performance Network presents three artists whose work directly opposes this injustice in the queerest of ways. Palestinian-American performer Mette LouLou von Kohl mines her family's history of exile to make sense of her place in the diaspora, NYC-born Jewish theater artist Una Aya Osato uses burlesque and comedy to resist Zionism, and Egyptian writer/performer m.b. dissects her surreal childhood experiences in Jewish-led Arab/Jewish summer camp. Their performances will be followed by a moderated discussion with the audience.