Design Museum Presents a screening of Obstacle Course, a new video play written by Jamil Khoury, Founding Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising.
Set in Naperville, Illinois, this 45-minute video play, adapted from Khoury’s stage play Mosque Alert, explores reactions to a proposed Islamic community center on the site of a beloved landmark. Allyship, municipal politics, and Islamophobia all intersect in this head-on collision between Not in My Backyard fear mongering, well-intentioned liberalism, and the peaceful practice of faith.
Screening will take place at the Design Museum of Chicago at 72 E. Randolph St. and will be followed by a lively discussion on the themes and issues surrounding the video play.
Design Museum Presents lectures are free and open to the public