Children’s Theatre Workshop (CTW), in partnership with Welcome Toledo-Lucas County and YMB, is preparing for their production of “Muslim Voices,” a series of short plays that feature the experiences of young Muslims in America.
CTW will present “Ten Years Test,” and “Fast Friends,” two of the plays in the “Muslim Voices” repertoire, originally written and performed by the Brooklyn Children’s Theatre in New York. “Ten Years Test” is based on the true story of how Eid became an officially recognized holiday in New York through the efforts of Muslim students and their supporters. In “Fast Friends,” Muslim children observe Ramadan for the first time, and their non-Muslim classmates learn about its origins and find ways to celebrate Ramadan through charity work and giving.
The program will take place at the Children’s Theatre Workshop, which is located inside the Collingwood Arts Center at 2413 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43620. Families are encouraged to involve siblings, and parents are welcome to observe rehearsals.
“Muslim Voices” is intended for actors between the ages of 9 and 16. There are nearly 40 roles available, for Muslim and non-Muslim children. This production is designed for actors who are new and experienced in theatre. Thanks to the support from TCF and Welcome Toledo-Lucas County, this program will be completely free for all participants, including audiences.
REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES
Rehearsals will begin in late June, and performances will be August 23 and 24, 2019. Rehearsals will be 1-3 times a week, 1-2 hours at a time. Registration is found at www.ctwtoledo.org/registration.
“Muslim Voices” is supported in part by The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog with the Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.