Arts Center

Jabber

Monday, January 29, 2018

10 – 11 a.m.


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, and it isn’t until Fatima 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?

Jabber engages teens, teachers, and parents in meaningful discussions on the judgments and assumptions we make based on each other’s perceived differences. The 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 high school audience.

Presented by Geordie Productions

The 2017-2018 School Series is sponsored by Alan Cameros and Carolyn Ettinger

Grades: 8–12
Learning Standards: The Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: Dramatic Performance, Performance, Technology
Themes:
Emotional/Social Development, Perception, Stereotypes, Religion, Abuse, Racism and Tolerance, Compassion and Generosity, Responsible Social Media Use