Have you wanted to see my solo theater show HOMELESS IN HOMELAND but have not been able to? I’m really excited to be working with filmmaker Hal Masonberg to finalize a high quality video of show and I’m grateful that he is working with me on love. We are unsure if the final video will be made public for streaming, but everyone who contributes to the INDIEGOGO Campaign will receive access to the final edit. Donations go to help us cover the costs of space rental, tech and some equipment for the free performance we filmed on Aug 8th 2017 in Silverlake CA. It was a truly beautiful night, an amazing audience and a great celebration of the show.
DESCRIPTION OF HOMELESS IN HOMELAND
What and where is home? Combining poetry, dance, and character monologue, Sariyah Idan conveys a young Jewish-American woman’s struggle to understand her identity, her family, justice and the meaning of home through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Idan’s portrayal of seventeen vibrant and diverse Americans, Palestinians, and Israelis, uncovers a new Middle East of grief, daily struggle, and humor. Homeless In Homeland is a solo show in a documentary hip-hop theatre aesthetic, based on a trip taken by the writer-performer to the State of Israel and the occupied West Bank. “a dramatic tour-de-force…not to be missed (Hollywood Progressive).” The play briefly touches on her studies of Islam and how she was born on a Sufi commune in New York.
HOMELESS IN HOMELAND was birthed from Sariyah’s commitment to the intersection of multiple narratives through a lens of compassion, her investigation of the responsibility that comes with privilege, and her belief that interdisciplinary performance has the capacity to create transformational experiences.