2019: Children’s Theatre Workshop (CTW), in partnership
Welcome Toledo-Lucas County, is preparing for their production of “Muslim Voices,” a
series of short plays that feature the experiences of young
Muslims in the United States.
CTW received a grant of
$2,400 from the Toledo Community Foundation’s Fund for
Islamic Understanding, Education, and Dialog to present
“Muslim Voices.” Grants from this fund are awarded to
support projects, programs or services that provide educational
opportunities that promote a greater understanding of Muslims
and the Islamic faith.
present “Ten Years Test,” and “Fast Friends,” two
of the plays in the “Muslim Voices” repertoire, originally
written and performed by the Brooklyn Children’s Theatre in New
York. “Ten Years Test” is based on the true story of how Eid
became an officially recognized holiday in New York through the
efforts of Muslim students and their supporters.
Friends,” Muslim children observe Ramadan for the first time,
and their non-Muslim classmates learn about its origins and find
ways to celebrate Ramadan through charity work and giving. “As
theatre educators, we know we have a responsibility to use our
skills to amplify the stories of people who don’t often see
themselves represented. Telling these stories in this way is an
exciting opportunity to help establish a space for these artists
in Toledo,” says CTW Executive Artistic Director Aimee Reid.
for “Muslim Voices” will be in April 2019. The cast will feature
Muslim and non-Muslim children ages 10+, as well as adults, with
some singing and dancing in each play. Thanks to the support
from TCF and Welcome Toledo-Lucas County, this program will be
completely free for all participants, including audiences.
Performances will be in June 2019.
Audition information will be posted on CTW’s Facebook page and
www.ctwtoledo.org. For additional information, contact the
CTW office at
email@example.com or call at 419-244-5061.
NOTE: Toledo Community Foundation, Inc., is a public
charitable organization to enrich the quality of life for
individuals and families. In existence since 1973, the
Foundation has more than 800 funds with assets of approximately
$287 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for
individuals, families, businesses, and corporations to meet
their charitable giving needs.
information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website
www.toledocf.org or follow them on Facebook.