The Her Story Is (HSI) project presents theater, poetry, visual art, and music emerging from a collaborative multidisciplinary exploration among women artists from Iraq and the Boston area. HSI celebrates common ground among the artists in both countries, while acknowledging profound cultural and political differences. The presentations cap several years of programming, research, and exhibition between artists and scholars from Iraq and the Boston area.
The artists in the project have worked together for the past year, communicating electronically and meeting at a five-day workshop in December, 2017. At that time, three of the Iraqi artists met with four Boston-area artists in Dubai, a location accessible to both groups. Joining them were three translators who were full participants in the workshop, including Amir Al-Azraki, an Iraqi-Canadian scholar, playwright, and cofounder of HSI.
Another presentation will be held on Friday, June 15, 7:00-8:30 pm, at the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210
HSI represents the current phase in an ongoing collaboration among Fort Point Theatre Channel, UMass Boston’s Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, the University of Basra, the Center for Arabic Culture, the Odysseus Project, playwright Amir Al Azraki, and the Lotus Women’s Cultural League in Iraq.