Silk Road Rising Makes Us All Playwrights

For their new production "Mosque Alert," the theater group Silk Road Rising has created a new process of playwriting. By applying the social media concept of crowd-sourcing, the company seeks to make its audience "co-creators" of a new play dealing with the concept of Muslims and Christians living side-by-side in America. Silk Road posts videos online of characters and situations from the play-in-progress and asks for feedback. Jamil Khoury, founding artistic director of Silk Road Rising, calls his multi-step process a form of “civic engagement”. Khoury and WBEZ theater contributor Kelly Kleiman tell us about this innovative project.