EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER
Book, Music, Lyrics by Aya Abdelaziz
Directed by Arpita Mukherjee
A workshop performance
October 29, 2018 | 7:00p
Mabou Mines Studio
EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER follows the lives of a family divided across continents and *cultures in a turbulent political landscape. Set in Egypt and America, this contemporary musical by Aya Aziz explores what it means to live in a post 9/11 world. Recipient of The Best Book and Best Individual Performance awards at New York Musical Festival 2016.
AYA AZIZ (Playwright/Composer) is a transnational writer, musician, and performance artist. She’s brought original work to the Fringe, Planet Connections Festival, the New York Neofuturists and the New York Musical Festival in addition to theaters in Beirut and Sarajevo. Her solo show Eh Dah? Questions for My Father at NYMF won awards for Most Outstanding Book and she won Most Outstanding Individual Performance. She is now completing a residency with NYMF and will debut her work as part of their 2018 How the Light Gets In series. You can follow her on Ayaazizart.com or soundcloud.com/aya-aziz-music-nyc.
ARPITA MUKHERJEE (Director) is the Artistic Director of Congressional Award winning Hypokrit Theatre Company and the Festival Chair of Tamasha: A South Asian Performing Arts Festival. Upcoming: Eh Dah: Questions for My Father at Next Door @NYTW (Director), Climate Change Project with UNICEF (Director), Monsoon Wedding The Musical (Book Writer), India Pale Ale at MTC (Assistant Director). She is developing work at The Public Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and WP Theater. Recent credits: Monsoon Wedding the Musical at Berkeley Rep (Original Dramaturg, Associate Director), Appeasing Radhika - Baruch College (Director), An Evening of Indian Classics at TFNC (Director), Romeo and Juliet at the Access Theater (Director), and My First Time by Ken Davenport – DC premiere (Director). Arpita is a member of the WP Theater 2018-2020 Directors Lab, the 2018 Eugene O’ Neill National Directing Fellow a member of the 2018 Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a 2018 Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow.