About the Production
In this interview-based production, six Arab American women shed light on the history and future of Dearborn, Michigan, home to one of the largest and oldest Arab American communities in the country. Undesirable Elements/Dearborn explores issues of identity, immigration, assimilation, racism, and the impact of Islamophobia in Dearborn.
Production Team And Cast
Sara Zatz and Sherrine Azab
Sara Zatz and Sherrine Azab, in collaboration with the performers
Salam Aboulhassan; Rasha Ahmed Almulaiki; Shahad Atiya; Mary Kamal Gagnon; Layla Elabed; Nuzmeya Bader Elder, PhD
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan (2018)
"What Does it Mean to be Female, Arab American and Muslim in Dearborn?", WDET-FM, May 10, 2018
"Taking Public Stage Helps Muslim Woman Recover from Sexual Trauma", WDET-FM, June 21, 2018
"Grassroots theater production presenting experiences of 6 Arab-American women comes to Dearborn", ClickOnDetroit, April 23, 2018
"Dearborn women star in ‘seated opera for the spoken word’ at arab american museum", Dearborn Blog, April 23, 2018
Arab American National Museum
This production was supported by the Building Bridges Program, the grant-making arm of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, which is an extension of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.