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Monday, May 17, 2004 - 7:00 PM

SALAAM 3rd Mondays
Geeta Citygirl, Artistic Director
presents

Asian Apples
celebrating Asian Heritage Month in the Big Apple!
featuring

VICTORIA LINCHON reads from her new play RITE OF RETURN, which considers the plight of the socially/politically/psychologically disenfranchised
(Palestinians among them) in search of roots and homeland.  Victoria Linchon is a Taiwanese-American actress, writer, producer and director.

MAZ JOBRANI is will provide us with a taste -- just a taste -- of his incredible stand-up. You can catch Maz almost every weekend at the Comedy Store or the Laugh Factory on Sunset Blvd.  He can also be seen at the ACME Comedy Theater, where his work has been called "devilishly funny" and "extraordinary" by The LA Weekly and The Backstage West. http://www.mazjobrani.com

MARITESS ZURBANO, the incredible Filipina-American Magician performs an excerpt from her MAGIC DRAMA, based on her life story, performed with illusions, drama, and magic.  http://www.girliemagic.com

TANIYA SEN shares her work-in-progress entitled, "Memoirs of a Catholic School Girl - Who Eats Rice".  Things a good Catholic girl should have: A rosary, the Bible and a big plate of roti… Originally from Edison, NJ, Taniya went to Catholic school for 6 years and that has shaped her life in more ways than one could imagine!

TAMINA DAVAR reflects on Confederate war heroes, Colombian salsa, and school integration as she shares her tentatively titled performance piece, TONGUES UNLEARNED.

BINA SHARIF Pakistani-American Playwright, Director, Actress will wow you with her latest reflections on the world and our times.  Trust that you will be touched by her sheer ability to trigger both poignancy and humor in these not-so-happy times.

FLORENCE YOO: This month's TUNEFULNESS segment welcomes Florence Yoo who will perform a mini-set of songs and comic material with her guitar.  She has been told that her songs are not only melodic, but they also relieve headaches.  Julia Cho will be sitting in as a special guest.   Florence Yoo http://florenceyoo.com is an entertainer from IL.  She recently appeared on the PBS television program, ASIAN AMERICA. Yoo has played at venues including: The Cutting Room, Joe's Pub, Cobi's Place, NYU, Wellesley College, NY Public Library Theatre, Luna Lounge and the Sidewalk Cafe, to name a few. http://www.cdbaby.com/florenceyoo03

Traditional Q&A and reception with complimentary wine, soda and Indian appetizers to follow.
Monthly Raffle Drawing Showcase featuring special gifts!

SALAAM Theatre
16 West 32nd Street - 10th floor
Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
NY, NY 10001

Admission (NOBODY IS EVER TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS!)
$5 minimum donation
$10 suggested donation
$15 appreciated donation

Reservations RECOMMENDED:
Phone: 212.330.8097
Email: rsvp@SALAAMtheatre.org

Please join us for our monthly SALAAM 3rd Mondays salonYou never know what special talents you'll meet so just mark your calendars and be part of this growing movement of artists and activists.  For an energizing and engaging event, make it SALAAM time.  SALAAM 3rd Mondays -- going strong since the year 2000.

Check out our monthly Community Corner.
Special thanks from your Hostess, Geeta Citygirl.
Remember at SALAAM 3rd Mondays, nobody is turned away due to lack of funds.

PLUS check out this week's edition of BACKSTAGE with some thoughts from our own, Geeta Citygirl.
http://www.backstage.com/backstage/features/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000510795

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"We get arts and activism mixed up."

SALAAM Theatre is a not-for-profit professional multidisciplinary theatre company
celebrating South Asian American artistic excellence through creative risk-taking
and experimentation that challenges all boundaries, connects all peoples and
links all the arts in the spirit of progressive solidarity.

Geeta Citygirl, Artistic Director
SALAAM Theatre (South Asian League of Artists in AMerica)
http://www.SALAAMtheatre.org


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