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Q&A with Leila Buck

Friday, January 31, 2014
12:00 AM
Studio 2, 1st Floor, Walgreen Drama Center

Leila Buck is a Lebanese American writer, performer and teaching artist. Her award-winning solo show, ISite, about growing up between the U.S. and the Arab world, has toured the U.S., Europe and China for more than ten years, and will be published in Four Arab American Plays (McFarland Press). Her second play, In the Crossing, about her experience in Lebanon with her Jewish husband during the Israel-Lebanon war of 2006, and the challenges of telling that story on her return, was first performed in the Public’s New Work Now! 2006. Buck was a founding member and Education Director of Nibras Arab-American Theater Collective, Artistic Director of Nisaa Arab-American Women’s Collective, and a writer and performer for the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival.

Presented by Arab American Studies, UM Ann Arbor and co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for World Performance Studies, University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Department of American Culture - University of Michigan , University of Michigan Department of English, University of Michigan Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan Program on Intergroup Relations, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and University of Michigan Islamic Studies Program.