Watch behind the scenes interviews with playwright Jamil Khoury, director Edward Torres, and several of the actors for an exclusive peek into the production process, insight into the characters' lives, and the relevance of "Mosque Alert" right now.
Mosque Alert - Mirroring America's Fears
In this video, playwright Jamil Khoury, director Edward Torres, and members of the cast of MOSQUE ALERT discuss the themes of the play and its significance in our current xenophobic political climate.
Mosque Alert - Interview with Playwright Jamil Khoury
Playwright Jamil Khoury discusses his play MOSQUE ALERT, its unorthodox development process, and what insights his new play offers to broaden the conversation and expand our understanding in this cultural climate of xenophobia and fear.
Panic Intersecting - Mosques, Zoning and Islamopobia
The panel discussion “Panic Intersecting: Mosques, Zoning, and Islamophobia” was held at Silk Road Rising on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Moderated by Artistic Director Jamil Khoury, the panelists discussed their experiences with mosque zoning disputes in the Chicagoland area and the motivations behind them. This event created a broader understanding of the difficulties facing the Muslim American community in their wish to exercise their religious freedom and provided more context for our upcoming world premiere of Jamil Khoury’s new play MOSQUE ALERT.
Mosque Alert - New American Play
In 2015, two college productions and four staged readings of Jamil Khoury's Mosque Alert were performed. Here are some patron comments.
Part One of NCTV17 Business Connection - Mosque Alert
Part of NCTV 17's Mosque Alert segment covering the inspiration and catalyst behind Silk Road Rising's new play Mosque Alert. Featuring Executive Director Malik Gillani and Playwright and Artistic Director Jamil Khoury
Mosque Alert- NCTV17
Playwright Jamil Khoury of Silk Road Rising began writing a play after he witnessed Mosques trying to be built in communities, and saw the resistance of Planning and Zoning Commissions who tried to block them out, rather than face the real issues of fear and prejudice.
Mosque Alert and North Central College
Mosque Alert playwright Jamil Khoury and director of North Central College's enhanced staged reading of the play (Oct 2015) discuss the cast, characters, setting, and upcoming production of the play at NCC in October 2016.