Ping Chong + Company

Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

“An exercise in empathy, not polemics: a lesson in human understanding drawn from real lives.” – The New York Times

Ping Chong + Company’s interview-based theater production Beyond Sacred delves into the diverse stories of young Muslims who came of age in a post-9/11 New York City. The participants personify a range of Muslim identities, from converts to Islam to those who have drifted from their beliefs, from secular or cultural Muslims to stringent observers of the faith. Coming from varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds, they differ in many ways but share similar experiences and emotions in a time of increasing Islamophobia. Beyond Sacred illuminates the daily lives of Muslim Americans in an effort to work toward greater communication and understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.


Program Notes Live

Sunday, September 18 at 6:30pm
Gerrard Hall

Join members of the company before the performance to hear about the creation of this work and the ideas that drive
Ping Chong + Company.

16-17 Sufi Web Link