A very funny and yet touching story it reminds one of Romeo and Juliet without the tragedy. Jabber engages teens, teachers and parents in meaningful discussions on the judgments and assumptions we make based on each other’s perceived differences. This story challenges stereotypes and encourages real conversation around race, religion and identity. Through its use of humor and creativity, the production brings a new, relevant and age appropriate story to a traditionally underserved High School audience.
At Fatima’s new high school, she’s the only one wearing a hijab. Her parents transferred her after graffiti reading “All Muslims must die” was found on the wall of her old school. But there’s plenty of ignorance and assumptions at her new school too. It isn’t until she begins an unlikely friendship with Jorah, a young man with a troubled reputation, that she starts to feel less like an outsider. How can she balance this new relationship with her family’s faith? What is it like to be 16 years old, a girl, a Muslim, and a refugee all at the same time? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
“Hands down it was one of the best shows we’ve put on for student matinees: accessible, smart, relatable, phenomenally written and acted.” -Student Matinee Series Coordinator, The Flynn, Burlington, VT
Free Outreach available for schools from the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Suitable for grades 8-12
Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts: Dramatic Performance, Performance & Technology Emotional/Social Development: Perception, Stereotypes, Religion, Abuse, Racism and Tolerance, Compassion and Generosity, and Responsible Social Media Use
Funding for the student matinee series is provided in part by The Main Street America Group.