both/and / by R. Sheth

(12 min, 30 sec)

Written by Jamil Khoury
Directed by J. Paul Preseault

Release Date

June 26, 2011

Premiere Venue

Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

"both/and" breaks the shackles of “either/or” in this semi-autobiographical short video play by Jamil Khoury. "both/and" explores and explodes the persistent tensions between American and Arab, Arab American and gay, for profit and not for profit, and assorted other “disputed territories.”

"both/and" was adapted from Jamil Khoury's play “WASP:  White Arab Slovak Pole" which was part of a larger mainstage production, The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity, and Utter Confusion.



Clayton Stamper | Jamil

Khurram Mozaffar | Arab Man

David Chrzanowski | Gay Man

Melissa Kong | Tormentor

Joel Gross | Tormentor


Production Team

Jamil Khoury

Assistant Director 
Alicia Healy

Production Manager and Prop Master
Jesse Gaffney

Makeup and Hair 
Michelle DiSalvo

Technical Director 
Jason Pikscher

Alex Buholzer

J. Paul Preseault

Director of Photography 
Stephen Combs

Set Designer 
Chelsea Warren

Location Sound Mixers 
Stephen Jacobs
James Thompson

Production Assistant 
Anothai Kawekaen

A.J. Michael
Eric Reynolds
Tawanda Trask

Executive Producer 
Malik Gillani

Editor and Script Supervisor 
Ashley Kennedy

Costume Designer 
Amy Gabbert

Assistant Camera 
Brittnee Dowdy

Mikhail Fiksel

Facilities and Craft Services Coordinator 
Amanda Vevers