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January 17 – February 12, 2017
QUADRACCI POWERHOUSE

by Ayad Akhtar
DIRECTED by Marcela Lorca

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14 and up
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 
1 hour and 20 minutes, with no intermission

A Pulitzer Prize Winner

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From the most in-demand playwright today, Milwaukee native Ayad Akhtar brings us the play that got everyone talking, winning the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and took Broadway by storm. Amir, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer, is happy, in love, and about to land a huge promotion. But when he and his wife, a Caucasian artist inspired by Islamic painting, host a dinner party for Amir’s African American co-worker and her Jewish husband, the evening takes an unexpected turn and Amir makes a costly decision. Don’t miss this conversation-starter that will definitely give you something to talk about at the water cooler the next day.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Judy Hansen
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Catherine and Buddy Robinson
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH GUTHRIE THEATER AND MCCARTER THEATRE

Community Conversations around Disgraced Sponsored by:
Cream City Foundation

Community Partners:
Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee Zeidler Center


What's Disgraced? Should I see it?

A dinner party gone awry – haven’t we all been there. Well this one is just a bit different. The hottest play in the country sure does stir up some great conversation. It’s dramatic, it’s topical, and you won’t want to miss it. 

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PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth

A pre-show conversation with Disgraced cast member Austene Van. Rep-in-Depth occurs 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.

POST
SHOW

Facilitated Dialogues

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekend evenings following the performance.
Join your fellow audience members in a well-rounded and fulfilling post-show reflection discussion led by professional discussion leaders from the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. With the success of American Song Act II, we anticipate that facilitated dialogues will be a sought-after audience experience at The Rep!
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PRE
SHOW
18
Jan

A Conversation with Playwright Ayad Akhtar

Wednesday, January 18 prior to the 7:30pm performance (6:45pm)​
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar for this special pre-show conversation about his play Disgraced and beyond. Note this takes the place of Rep-in-Depth for this performance.

19
Jan

Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon with Ayad Akhtar

Thursday, January 19 at 11:45am at the Newsroom Pub 137 E Wells St 
Ayad Akhtar playwright of Disgraced, and Milwaukee native, will be in interviewed by a panel of Milwaukee Journalist and takes questions from the audience. For more information and to register visit the website.

PRE
SHOW
19
Jan

Young Professionals Night

Join us for The Rep’s Young Professionals Night! Enjoy a reception with refreshments and music before your performance. Pre-show reception is free with the purchase of your tickets. You can purchase a $25 ticket to this performance using the code: PROS.

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SHOW
19
Jan

Out-n-About

Join us for a special Out-n-About LGBT Night in combination with Young Professionals Night at Milwaukee Rep! For just $25, you receive a ticket to the performance and a preshow reception featuring appetizers and beer before the show. Use code PRIDE when ordering.

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21
Jan

Boswell Books Ayad Akhtar Appearance

Saturday, January 21 at 11am at 2559 N Downer Ave
Ayad Akhtar will talk about his play Disgraced as well as growing up in Milwaukee.

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SHOW
21
Jan

Panel Discussion

Identity Politics
Saturday, January 21st following the 4pm performance (approx. 5:30pm)
Any new administration brings a change in policies that affect a variety of identities throughout America. Join us on the first day of the new administration as we discuss what the future might hold for identity politics in Wisconsin. 

Moderated by Nate Imig, Managing Producer & Community Partnerships Manager for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Panelists include:
• Andy Nunemaker, CEO of Dynamis Software Corporation
• Richard Esenberg, President of Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL)
• Paula Penebaker, President & CEO at the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
• Othman Atta, Attorney and Muslim activist 
• Kristin A. Hansen, Development Director at the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation 

 

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SHOW
22
Jan

Panel Discussion

No Politics at Dinner: How do we discuss difficult topics?
Following the 2pm performance (approx. 3:30pm)
At family functions, dinner parties, and public gatherings, we are typically warned against bringing up politics and religion. Why are these subjects so hard to talk about? What is the benefit of talking about them? Break the rules of polite conversation as experts in public discourse and journalists discuss conversations regarding disputed topics. 

Moderated by Jim Higgins, Arts & Books Editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Panelists include:
• Dr. Katherine Wilson, Executive Director of the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion
• Dr. Irfan A. Omar, Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette and editor of Islam and Other Religions: Pathways to Dialogue (2006) and A Christian View of Islam: Essays on Dialogue by Thomas F. Michel, SJ (2010)
• Elana Kahn, Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council
• Bonnie North, Lake Effect Co-Host/Arts Producer at 89.7 WUWM 

23
Jan

Intercultural Dinner

Join 90 other patrons from diverse backgrounds to have dinner and talk about who we are, where we come from, and why it is important to us and our community. Guests will share their own experiences in a safe space, with conversations led by moderators from the InterFaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. 

The Rep invites YOU to form deep connections that bridge racial, cultural, and socioeconomic divisions, all while enjoying a complimentary dinner from Aladdin’s restaurant. For additional information, email Nabra Nelson at nnelson@milwaukeerep.com.

Interfaith Conference of Greater MilwaukeeAladdin Taste of the East, Milwaukee 

POST
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25
Jan

Actor TalkBack

Immediately following the performance of Disgraced join members of the cast to discuss the production.

POST
SHOW
28
Jan

Panel Discussion

Being Brown: The complexities of identity in post-9/11 America
Following the 4pm performance (approx. 5:30pm)
9/11 marks a turning point in the socio-politics of identity in our nation. "Post-9/11, folks who looked like me became very visible," says Ayad Akhtar, the writer of Disgraced. "Life changed. I and a lot of people like me felt differently after that. Like Amir [in the play], the fact of being Muslim, whether religious or cultural, became a significant fact that could not be avoided." Join us for a conversation about the effect 9/11 has had on how we navigate identity. 

Moderated by Rahul Dubey, Information Security Analyst for Rockwell Automation

Panelists include:
• Dr. Louise Cainkar, President of the Arab American Studies Association, Marquette Associate Professor, and author of Homeland Security: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience after 9/11  
• David Muhammad, Violence Prevention Manager at the City of Milwaukee Health Department
• Dr. Mohammad N. ElBsat, Principal Engineer at Johnson Controls

POST
SHOW
29
Jan

Actor TalkBack

Immediately following the 2pm performance of Disgraced join members of the cast to discuss the production.

30
Jan

Intercultural Dinner

Join 90 other patrons from diverse backgrounds to have dinner and talk about who we are, where we come from, and why it is important to us and our community. Guests will share their own experiences in a safe space, with conversations led by moderators from the InterFaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. 

The Rep invites YOU to form deep connections that bridge racial, cultural, and socioeconomic divisions, all while enjoying a complimentary dinner from Aladdin’s restaurant. For additional information, email Nabra Nelson at nnelson@milwaukeerep.com.

Interfaith Conference of Greater MilwaukeeAladdin Taste of the East, Milwaukee 

POST
SHOW
1
Feb

Intercultural TalkBack

Following the 7:30pm performance. 
Hear personal stories from community members as we celebrate the diversity of our city. Gain insight into the unique experience of attending an Intercultural Dinner with people from across the city and how the dinner dialogue influenced them.

Panelists include:
• Jacobo Lovo, Managing Artistic Director of Latino Arts, Inc. 
• Peter Holbrook, President & CEO of Cream City Foundation 
• May yer Thao, Executive Director of the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

POST
SHOW
4
Feb

Panel Discussion

Identity In The Workplace
Following the 4pm performance (approx. 5:30pm)
Many of the characters in Disgraced see an element of their background as a barrier to their success in their careers and relationships. How much do we emphasize or downplay identities that seems to differentiate us from those that our society sees as successful? How does navigating identity affect a person’s everyday life?

Moderated by Mark Kass, Editor-in-chief of the Milwaukee Business Journal

Panelists include:
• Vivian King, Vice President of Community Relations at Aurora Health Care 
• 
Raquel Filmanowicz, Director of U.S. Community Affairs at BMO Harris Bank
• Janan Najeeb, President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition
• Leonel Marchan, IT Applications Consultant at We Energies 

POST
SHOW
5
Feb

Actor TalkBack

Immediately following the 2pm performance of Disgraced join members of the cast to discuss the production.

6
Feb

Intercultural Dinner

Join 90 other patrons from diverse backgrounds to have dinner and talk about who we are, where we come from, and why it is important to us and our community. Guests will share their own experiences in a safe space, with conversations led by moderators from the InterFaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. 

The Rep invites YOU to form deep connections that bridge racial, cultural, and socioeconomic divisions, all while enjoying a complimentary dinner from Aladdin’s restaurant. For additional information, email Nabra Nelson at nnelson@milwaukeerep.com.

Interfaith Conference of Greater MilwaukeeAladdin Taste of the East, Milwaukee 

POST
SHOW
8
Feb

Actor Talkback

Immediately following the performance of Disgraced join members of the cast to discuss the production.

POST
SHOW
11
Feb

Intercultural TalkBack

Following the 4pm performance. 
Hear personal stories from community members as we celebrate the diversity of our city. Gain insight into the unique experience of attending an Intercultural Dinner with people from across the city and how the dinner dialogue influenced them.

Panelists include: 
• Onur Asan, Executive Director of the Niagara Foundation Wisconsin Branch
• Muhammad Isa Sadlon, Executive Director Emeritus at Islamic Society Of Milwaukee

POST
SHOW
12
Feb

Panel Discussion

Journeys Of Self: Evolving Identities
Following the 2pm performance (approx. 3:30pm)
In Disgraced, a multicultural dinner turns into a heated debate on the societal forces that shape identity. This diverse dinner setting mirrors our melting pot nation whose unique multiculturalism urges us to face the complexities of our own identities through interactions with people of different backgrounds. What societal factors contribute to an individual’s personal navigation of their identity? Join community members of diverse backgrounds as they share their unique journeys of self.

Moderated by Nate Imig, Managing Producer & Community Partnerships Manager for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Panelists include:
• Pastor Marilyn Miller, Pastor of The Lutheran Church of the Reformation
• 
Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum, Rabbi at Congregation Shir Hadash
• 
Sarah DeGeorge, Executive Assistant at the UWM
• Jose Vasquez, Group Facilitator for the Life Changers Program at the United Community Center & Youth Outreach Coordinator at Gods Touch Milwaukee Ministries 

13
Feb

Intercultural Dinner

Join 90 other patrons from diverse backgrounds to have dinner and talk about who we are, where we come from, and why it is important to us and our community. Guests will share their own experiences in a safe space, with conversations led by moderators from the InterFaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. 

The Rep invites YOU to form deep connections that bridge racial, cultural, and socioeconomic divisions, all while enjoying a complimentary dinner from Aladdin’s restaurant. For additional information, email Nabra Nelson at nnelson@milwaukeerep.com.

Interfaith Conference of Greater MilwaukeeAladdin Taste of the East, Milwaukee 

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