Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend with Guests: Natalie Novecek, David Mann, Wade Vaughn, Qais Munhazim. Topics include-The Best Brothers a play by Daniel MacIvor and masculinity and violence in Muslim countries during war.
Natalie Novacek, director, Wade Vaughn and David Mann, actors
The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor
When Kyle and Hamilton Best’s mother dies in a bizarre accident at a gay pride parade, the brothers have to find a way to work together to make the final arrangements. As each struggles to understand the other, the brothers begin to see more deeply into themselves and the unconventional woman who gave them life. The Best Brothers is a bittersweet comedy that explores the many ways in which we grieve, and the love we find in unexpected places.
Born in Afghanistan Qais lived in a refugee camp in Pakistan and currently is a Political Science PhD student at UMN. He talks about masculinity and violence in Muslim countries during war, breaking stereotypes & creativity. Growing up in the midst of war and struggling with his sexual identity, Qais found peace and freedom in dancing and writing. Qais is a published poet in his native language, Farsi/Dari and currently is working on a book aiming to give visibility to the Muslim LGBTQ community and become a voice for the pain of oppressed LGBTQ Muslims throughout the Muslim world. His photography project, Allah Akbar: I am Muslim and Gay won the Best on the Show Award during the 2014 Twin Cities Gay Pride.
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Billy Strayhorn, composer, piano
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