Nabil Al-Raee, writer and co-director of The Siege and former artistic director of the Freedom Theatre, and Zoe Lafferty, co-director of The Siege, will be joined by guest artists, writers and educators following each performance of The Siege.

Thursday, October 12: Political Theatre: From Antigone to Antigone to The Siege

Erin Mee (NYU), Marvin Carlson (CUNY) and Frank Hentschker (CUNY)

Friday, October 13: Culture As Resistance

Derek Goldman (Georgetown), Leyya Mona Tawil (Dance Elixer, Temescal Art Center), and Noelle Ghoussaini (playwright, Friends of the Freedom Theatre board)

Saturday, October 14: “There is No Longer Such a Thing As One’s Own People”: From Empathy to Solidarity

Samer Al-Saber (FSU), and Huwaida Arraf (human rights attorney, International Solidarity Movement founder)

Sunday, October 15: Acting Out Alternatives

Tony Award-nominated actress Kathleen Chalfant and the cast of The Siege

Tuesday, October 17: Play and Resilience

Selcuk Sirin (NYU), Michelle Fine (CUNY), and Nisha Sajnani (NYU)

Wednesday, October 18: Censorship and Freedom in Art and Academics

Alisa Solomon (Columbia), Carin Kuoni (New School), and Zachary Lockman (NYU)

Thursday, October 19: Staging Conflict, Making Peace

Cynthia Schneider (Georgetown) and Joanna Sherman (Bond St. Theatre), and Maria LaHood (Center for Constitutional Rights)

Friday, October 20: Bearing Witness: Seeing/Hearing/Feeling Difference

Shadia Mansour (musician), Zohar Tirosh-Polk (playwright) and Misha Shulman (Director of the School for Creative Judaism)

Saturday, October 21: Practice Resistance

Sarah Schulman (CUNY), David Zellnik (Break the Wall), and Diala Shamas  (Center for Constitutional Rights)

Sunday, October 22: Amplifying Underrepresented Voices

Leila Buck (NYU), Linda Chapman (New York Theatre Workshop), Jim Nicola (New York Theatre Workshop) and Jacob Kader (writer/director/producer)