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    Chocolate in Heat: Growing Up Arab in America

    A set of five interlocking monologues infused with music and dance that take an irreverent look at love, sex, privilege, and the problems of growing up in between two cultures. This show sold out at the NY Fringe Festival in August and its themes have a different resonance in light of recent events. Playwright and performer Betty Shamieh is a Palestinian-American writer and actor. She is currently a Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists. Her solo performance work Chocolate in Heat, in addition to being remounted off-off-Broadway, will tour various theatres on the West Coast. Betty presented a monologue "Tamam" she wrote for the Imagine: Iraq Project at Cooper Union, which will be presented in London and New York at the Brave New World Festivals. She, along with a group of writers including David Henry Hwang, has been invited to contribute a new work for the Victory Project that will be presented at Columbia University's Miller Theatre later this year. She received a BA in English Language and Literature from Harvard College and MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. She is currently a Professor of Screenwriting at Marymount Manhattan College.

    Dates:  Feb. 21, 2002 - March 10, 2002
    Venue:  Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave.
    Price:  $10
    Tickets/info:  (212) 254-1109

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