Pivot Arts and About Face Theatre present
Discussion with Artists
June 3 at 7 p.m.
Edge Theater Off Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa
Artistic Director of About Face Theatre, Megan Carney, moderates a discussion with Ahmed Moneka and other artists to be announced shortly. Join us for an evening that’s sure to be engaging.
Moneka is an Iraqi theatre artist who fled his home in Baghdad and sought political asylum in Canada after receiving threats from militias because of his performance in the 2015 film The Society (the first film in Iraq to speak of gay men). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad, where he began his focus on theatre that explored human rights and freedom. He continues his artistic pursuit to “help build a society where there is love.” Moneka is making his U.S. debut at the 2019 Pivot Arts Festival in Gilgamesh and Enkidu.