Written by Yussef El Guindi. Directed by Kaiser Zaki Ahmed.
April 19 - May 18, 2019.
Ahmed loves America, and he’s proud to prove his patriotism whenever possible. He pays his taxes, he dresses for success at the office, and he’s made a point to be the best interrogator at this particular government detainment facility. So when a rumor swirls around the water cooler calling his loyalty into question, he works to do whatever’s necessary to maintain his reputation as one of “the good ones.”
But when you’re an immigrant, can you ever truly be at home in a country always ready to view you as an enemy? Part The Office, part 1984, LANGUAGE ROOMS examines the paranoia polluting our political climate.
The production played at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee.
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YUSSEF EL GUINDI | Playwright
KAISER ZAKI AHMED | Director
NATALIE WAGNER | Stage Manager
ROSE HAMILL* | Production Manager
NADYA NAUMAAN | Assistant Director
VAHISHTA VAFADARI | Dialect Coach
SASHA SMITH | Fight Director/Intimacy Coordinator
DAVID WEISS* | Dramaturg/Graphic Designer
SOTIRIOS LIVADITIS | Scenic Designer
CONCHITA AVITIA | Lighting Designer
ANNALIESE VOCI | Costume Designer
WILL QUAM | Sound Designer
CHARLOTTE LASTRA | Props Designer
SPENSER DAVIS* | Poster Photographer
AUSTIN D. OIE | Production Photos Photographer
ELISE MARIE DAVIS* | Artistic Director
* company members ^ artistic associates
SALAR ARDEBILI | Ahmed
BASSAM ABDELFATTAH | Nasser
BRADFORD STEVENS | Kevin
BILAL DARDAI | Samir
REVON YOUSIF | Ahmed U/S
CHRIS KHOSHABA | Nasser U/S, Samir U/S
ARCH HARMON | Kevin U/S