Distinguished Visiting Scholar
September 26-29, 2013
Suffolk University’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars program, in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, will welcome Ibrahim Miari and his one man show, In Between.
About In Between
In Between is a semi-autobiographical show that portrays the complexities and contradictions inherent in Palestinian-Israeli identity. On the precipice between two cultures stands Ibrahim Miari. His play recalls his childhood in Acco, memories of his Jewish and Palestinian grandmothers, of war, and of the struggle to shape and understand his own multi-faceted identity.
About Ibrahim Miari
Born in Acre, Israel, Miari holds an MFA in Theater Education from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. He graduated from Western Galilee College in 1997 and Acco Theatre Center's Actor Training Program in 1999. Miari's US acting credits include: The Fever Chart (Ali) - Underground Railway Theater, for which he was nominated for the 2011 IRNE award, (The Independent Reviewers of New England) in the solo category for the role of (Ali); Round Trip to Monte Carlo at the Playwright Platform Festival of new plays, Boston (2010); Blood Relative (2005), a world premiere at the Traveling Jewish Theatre in San Francisco CA and in Ambassadors of Very Good Will (2004) with Nephesh Theatre in the Bay Area CA.
As a member of Acco Theater Center Ensemble since 1996 his acting credits include: Arabic Dream (1996- 2006); Silhouettes, a one man show (2006); Tower of Babble (Acco Theater Festival 2005); The Lioness (Masreheed Solo Show Festival, Acre 2004); Dibu & Naoje (2003); Wedding Night (2003); Landscapes (an international collaboration at Germany's 2002 Manheim Festival); Acco 2000 in the Scope of Time (2000); Kohelet (in Germany and Austria 1999). Miari has performed internationally with Acco Theatre Center's Sufi dance show Prayer (2001-2007), in Turkey, Austria, New York, and New Mexico. Since 1997, Miari has also been performing and teaching folkloric, and sacred dances, and acting in various commercials and short films in Israel. Since 2005 he has directed the drama program at several peace camps with high school age Israeli and Palestinian youth.