Precious Stones: The College Tour / by R. Sheth

July 18, 2003–April 20, 2005

Written by Jamil Khoury
Multiple Casts, Multiple Directors

Precious Stones boldly examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the "safe" yet turbulent terrain of American Diaspora. Set in Chicago in 1989, the story unfolds against a backdrop of disturbing images, as the first Palestinian Intifadah rages in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two women, one Jewish and one Palestinian, join forces to organize an Arab-Jewish dialogue group, only to find themselves falling in love. As they each cross "enemy lines," they stumble upon the disputed territories of sexuality and class.

 

Precious Stones : The College Tour 

2003–2005

Precious Stones was performed at 16 venues across the country.

 

July 1827, 2003 | The Chicago Temple, First United Methodist Church | Chicago, Illinois

Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Nicole Pitman
Leila, Rachel, Esther | Amira Sabbagh

Director | Gregory Gerhard


September 24, 2003 | DePaul University | Chicago, Illinois

Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Laurie Empen
Leila, Rachel, Esther | Amira Sabbagh

Director | Gail Dartez


March 20, 2004 | Lakeview Presbyterian Church | Chicago, Illinois

Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Laurie Empen
Leila, Rachel, Esther | Amira Sabbagh

Director | Anna Bahow


June 5, 2004 | The University of Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Jenn SavaRyan
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Sheri Winkelmann

Director | Gregory Gerhard


June 19, 2004 | National Women's Studies Association 2004 Annual Conference (select scenes) | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Jenn SavaRyan
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Sheri Winkelmann

Director | Gregory Gerhard


September 16, 2004 | Occidental College | Eagle Rock, California

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Jenn SavaRyan
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Sheri Winkelmann

Director | Gregory Gerhard


October 31, 2004 | Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies | Chicago, Illinois

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Irit Levit
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Jennifer Marschand

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


November 10, 2004 | Georgetown University | Washington, DC

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Irit Levit
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Jennifer Marschand

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


November 21, 2004 | Indiana University and the Society for Intercultural Educators, Trainers, and Researchers | Bloomington, Indiana

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Irit Levit
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Jennifer Marschand

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


March 5, 2005 | University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Maja Wampuszyc
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Heather Graff

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


March 8, 2005 | University of California-Los Angeles | Los Angeles, California

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Maja Wampuszyc
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Heather Graff

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


March 9, 2005 | Pomona College | Claremont, California

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Maja Wampuszyc
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Heather Graff

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


March 14, 2005 | Northeastern Illinois University | Chicago, Illinois

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Irit Levit
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Jennifer Marschand

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


April 3, 2005 | University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Maja Wampuszyc
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Heather Graff

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


April 12, 2005 | North Dakota State University | Fargo, North Dakota 

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Maja Wampuszyc
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Heather Graff

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer


April 20, 2005 | University of Denver | Denver, Colorado

Leila, Rachel, Esther | Maja Wampuszyc
Andrea, Samir, Bassima | Heather Graff

Director | Justin D.M. Palmer