Open Book / Open Mind: “Surveillance Theatre” Theatre 167 performs scenes adapted from Marina Budhos’ novel WATCHED and Marina will be in conversation with Arun Venugopal

The Montclair Public Library & Its Foundation Present

An Open Door to Top Writers & Thinkers

Date: Fri, 05/19/2017

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please note that this event will take place at The Montclair High School Little Theater, 141 Park Street

NYC based ensemble Theatre 167 will perform scenes adapted from Marina Budhos’ novel “Watched.” Directed by Ari Laura Kreith, a Montclair resident and the artistic director of Theatre 167, who helped collaborate with MFEE and Open Book / Open Mind to bring the performance to Montclair. The drama centers around a Bangladeshi Muslim teenager being pressured to assist police in profiling his Muslim immigrant community in current day Queens, NY.

Marina Budhos, the author of YA novels Watched, Tell Us We’re Home and Ask Me No Questions will be in conversation after the performance with Arun Venugopal, a WNYC/NPR reporter and moderator on discussions about Indian-American issues, race and religion.

The event is free and open to all Montclair residents 12+. Please register HERE or call 973-744-0500 ext 2235 to ensure a seat at the Montclair High School Little Theater. Seats are limited and remaining seats are first come, first served.

Books Available for signing and purchase from Watchung Booksellers at the event.

2017 Series generously sponsored by Susan and Thomas Dunn and The Montclair Foundation.

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