By Mona Mansour and directed by Evren Odcikin. While trying to navigate the currents of the Pacific, an Arab-American woman and her nephew, who has enlisted in the military, dive into the murky waters of family, identity, and politics. Adventurous and playful, We Swim takes the form of a literal conversation on stage, and expands into a nuanced dialogue about what it means to be American, Arab, and Arab-American at our current moment in time.
Lebanese-American playwright Mona Mansour examines identity—American, Arab, Arab-American—in this world premiere, her fourth to be staged by Golden Thread. In it, a woman and her nephew, who’s enlisted in the military, discuss issues that divide families and our nation. Some of the time, they are swimming in the Pacific. Evren Odcikin directs.