Silk Road Rising makes us all playwrights

Silk Road Rising makes us all playwrights
Silk Road Rising makes us all playwrights

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. (Photo: Silk Road Rising).