Open Call: MIPSTERZ
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About this commission
Come join us as we America-out in the form of a good fun MODERATE variety show. Yippee!! We want you to know that we’re true patriots and fun-loving United States Americans JUST like you. Don’t worry, we will denounce terrorism many times during the performance! Be our friends! PLEASE!
GOOD FUN MUSLIM FRIENDS CLUB (GFMFC) is a social performance in the form of a variety show. It champions the unapologetic self, complete with its vast multitudes, beautiful differences, and cultural complexities. GFMFC explores these concepts by caricaturing the way non-Muslims other their fellow Muslim citizens and the ways that American Muslims are forced to participate in their own othering. The performance also lampoons efforts by Muslims who fall into the sociopolitical trap of “Good Muslims”, who are American as long as they assimilate and are self-hating. Muslims are forced to accept manufactured Islamophobic and racist stereotypes, forfeiting their own agency in self-identification. They are accepted as “American-adjacent” so long as they fit orientalist tropes and constantly prove that they are “loyal, fun-loving, ordinary” people.
So, let us prove it to you—we LOVE proving ourselves. Don’t you?
Sarah Pier, Production Coordinator
Nathan Claus, Stage Manager
Stefan Carrillo, Head Carpenter
Gustavo Valdes, Head Electrician
Jim Van Bergen, Head Audio
Colin Roche, Head Rigger
Itohan Edoloyi, Lighting Design Coordinator
Jake Maize, Associate Lighting Design Coordinator
Patrick Lachance, Sound Design Coordinator
Fumika Tanaka, Production Assistant
Location and dates
- Runtime: 90 minutes