We invite you to Amiche's World Premiere of The Heart of Shahrazad. Experience the journey of healing as told through the eyes of Shahrazad, a young woman living in the midst of a violent world. Inspired by the stories found in The Arabian Nights watch as Shahrazad's journey unfolds, as portrayed by actress Sarah Carleton, with music performed by harpist Marissa Knaub and soprano Lara Lynn Cottrill. Through the unique blend of these three artists, including original music composed by Eliane Aberdam and script by Sarah Carleton, explore a story that delves into the past to find wisdom for our modern times.
Following this performance there will be a panel discussion, made up of community members, who will share how their work, in a variety of ways, impacts communities and how we address issues of violence towards women.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Beth Docherty - Board President at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)
Amanda Ludwig –Counselor for the Allegheny Prison System
Valerie Fulmer, Director for the Standardized Patient Program for the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine
Michael Madonia- Director of Clinical Services at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR).