TICKETS $15 includes light refreshments. Performance followed by a talkback.

Or you can make a reservation here and receive an invoice: [email protected]

Palestinian-American author, actress, playwright, and activist Najla Said performs her one-woman show for one afternoon only. Daughter of Edward W. Said, the Columbia University professor who until his death in 2003 was a cultural critic and public intellectual known  for his book Orientalism, Najla guides the audience through her coming-of-age story. She shares her journey from growing up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to becoming an Arab-American on her own terms. Directed by Sturgis Warner

“There’s something heroic about her broader stance to a topic that generates fury and recrimination, she brings a lightness and a steadfast refusal to hate.” New York Times

Opening Act by actress/writer/audio artist Judith Sloan “A welcome voice crying in the contemporary wilderness of political correctness… seasoned with tolerance and joie de vivre.” Theater Week

A physically distanced, socially engaged event. Audience must show proof of vaccine and wear masks.

A.R.T./New York
LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space in The Great Room, 2nd floor
138 South Oxford Street
(between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Presented by EarSay, with support from the THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (DCLA) and by the New York State Council on the Arts NYSCA Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grant with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.