SEMITIC

COMMONWEALTH

A staged reading series comprised of six plays by Arab and Jewish playwrights exploring the human toll of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. 

CURATED BY JAMIL KHOURY, MICHAEL MALEK NAJJAR, AND COREY POND

February 10 - 26, 2017 / Fridays - SUNDAYS   
$10 General Admission

PERFORMANCES AT SILK ROAD RISING
77 W. WASHINGTON ST. | CHICAGO, IL

 

Semitic: Relating to the ancient peoples of southwest Asia who spoke the Semitic languages, primarily Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic, as well as their descendants and Diasporas.

 

Commonwealth: A nation, state, or political unit, or a union of constituent states, united by tacit agreement of the people, and established for the common good. 

Semitic Commonwealth: A nation or state, or a union of states and/or jurisdictions, located within the territory of 1947 British Mandate Palestine, and predicated respectively upon Jewish and Palestinian national identities and self-determination.