Multi Meets Poly: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go on a First Date / by R. Sheth

(34 min, 0 sec)

Written by Jamil Khoury
Directed by A. George Bajalia

Release Date

January 21, 2015

Premiere Venue

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

A thought-provoking and often-humorous reflection on the theoretical and practical differences between two powerful social ideas: multiculturalism and polyculturalism.

By personifying these ideas as human characters—one male, one female—and by endowing each character with professional rivalry, intellectual one-upmanship, and sexual tension, a would-be romantic evening becomes an intriguing vehicle for exploring American interpretations of pluralism, cultural interchange, and diversity.

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Gordon Chow | Multiculturalism

Virginia Lee Marie Martinez | Polyculturalism


Production Team

Jamil Khoury

Production Manager 
Corey Pond

Editor, Script Supervisor and Assistant Director 
Deann Baker

Costume Designer and Props Master 
Kelsey C. Melvin

Post-Production Sound 
Nate Green

A. George Bajalia

Director of Photography 
Drew Pientka

Original Compositions 
Peter J. Storms

Neal Ryan Shaw

Assistant Camera and Grip 
Travis Legge

Script Development Support
A. George Bajalia
Neal Ryan Shaw
Gordon Chow
Nora Fiffer
Malik Gillani
Virginia Lee Marie Martinez
Madrid St. Angelo

Executive Producers 
Malik Gillani
Jamil Khoury

Set Designer
Dan Stratton

Location Sound Mixer 
Dustin Barta

Nicki Beck

Make Up and Hair 
Neva Stroud