New Theatre Festival to Tackle Islamophobia

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The Lady Liberty Theater Festival will present three short plays tied together by the ideals of the Statue of Liberty.
Aizzah Fatima in <i data-rte2-sanitize="italic">Dirty Paki Lingerie</i>
Aizzah Fatima in Dirty Paki Lingerie Stephen de las Heras

Good Works Productions, in association with Aizzah Fatima and Monica Bauer, will present the premiere of the Lady Liberty Theater Festival in New York September 7-25. The festival will feature three works aimed at battling Islamophobia, tied together by the ideals represented in the Statue of Liberty.

The festival’s line-up features Fatima’s Dirty Paki Lingerie, directed by Erica Gould, the story of six American-Muslim women drawn from real-life incidents and interviews; and two of Bauer’s award-winning short plays: Lady Liberty’s Worst Day Ever starring Frances McGarry as the Statue of Liberty and J. Dolan Byrnes as her agent; and No Irish Need Apply, starring Ali Andre Ali as a Syrian refugee looking for work and McGarry as a bodega owner.

The festival will also feature free staged readings on September 11 from noon-6 PM. The readings are free, but donations will go towards the International Rescue Committee for their work with Syrian refugees.

For schedule information and full line up, visit

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