Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is looking for adults and students from middle school and high school for a very special event. Starting mid-January, guest artist Habibah Sheikh will present a multi-week voice, movement and performance workshop, “Right to Live,” centered on the real narratives from refugee and diaspora communities of Middle Eastern origin. This workshop will examine questions of humanity and displacement during times of crisis.
“Right to Live” is being supported by donations, so there is no fee to participate. All skill levels are welcome to join. The workshop runs for four weeks, culminating with public performances March 1–3. The music and stage production will tell stories of struggle and joy, highlighting the richness of culture from the Arab world; and it will be an enlightening experience for all involved. The schedule will be set once all participants are in place.
Sheikh has a nomadic existence, gathering inspiration for her storytelling from a number of communities, all around the world. She works with vulnerable populations to tell their stories through performance art. She is devoted to vocal interpretation, acting and poetic text. She began studying mime with Marcel Marceau and continued with members of the Polish Laboratory Theater. Her physical and vocal interpretations are also informed by years of studying flamenco.
Anyone who is interested in “Right to Live” may visit thirdavenueplayhouse.com or call 920.743.1760.