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After premiering in Los Angeles this past spring to a sold out run, Rag Head returns to the stage. The show explores Sikhs and xenophobia in a post 9/11 America. Inspired by actual events, Sundeep Morrison’s one woman show, RAG HEAD, addresses hate, hope and American identity.
On August 5, 2012 a white supremacist entered a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and murdered six people. Sundeep Morrison’s portrays six inextricably linked characters whose lives are forever changed by one desperate action.
Since 9/11, there has been an alarming increase in hate crimes committed against Sikhs, Muslims and other immigrant communities. With their turbans and long beards, Sikhs are often mistaken for Muslims or Arabs, and have inadvertently become targets of anti-Muslim bias in the United States. According to the Sikh Coalition, there are roughly 500,000 Sikhs in the U.S. many of whom have been subject to xenophobic harassment or violence.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM
SUNDEEP MORRISON (Writer/Performer) is a Punjabi Sikh writer, actor, author and activist. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy NY, her work focuses on social justice, cultural friction, inter-ethnic family dynamics and feminism. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. For upcoming performances and workshop info please visit www.sundeepmorrison.com. As a child of Sikh immigrant parents who are deeply connected to the Wisconsin Sikh community and were affected by the Oak Creek tragedy, Morrison began to investigate the recent surge in xenophobic violence and harassment prevalent in a post-911 America. Sundeep Morrison seeks to shed light on the often misunderstood and misrepresented Sikh community. “The only way to stand united as Americans is to educate each other about our differences,” says Morrison. “And let that knowledge be the bridge in breaking the barriers that divide us.”
AMRITA DHALIWAL (Director) is a performer, educator and director. Specializing in the art of Physical Theatre, improvisation and viewpoints, her work spans stage and film, including Congress, as she has performed in the Exploration of Punjabi Culture and Heritage In Washington D.C. Born and raised in Chicago by her Indian Punjabi Sikh parents, her work explores the infinite duality of life in America. For more visit www.amritadhaliwal.com
To learn about upcoming performances, non-profit collaborations, and Morrison’s ongoing Sikh* awareness workshops, follow her on Instagram and fb.
Presenter / Producer: Sundeep Morrison
Theater > Drama
Theater > Other
Event Phone: 000-000-0000
The Complex Hollywood
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 9/20/2018 - 10/14/2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Sikh awareness workshop with Q&A after each performance
Ticket proceeds will benefit the Sikh Coalition.
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