My Heart is in the East

Inspired by ancient Cordoba, My Heart is in the East is a duet between a Jewish American woman and an Iraqi Muslim man. Bound together by circumstance, these two people from such different walks of life confront their insecurities, fears, and desires. Exploring these tensions through puppetry and poetry, the play is a humorous, passionate and poetic exploration of history as a model for peace building. 

by Jessica Litwak
Featuring: Raji Ahsan and Jessica Litwak
Assistant Director: Coral Cohen
Scenic & Costume Designer: Edward Morris
Light Designer: Marie Yokoyama
Sound Designer: Alex Hawthorn
Production Stage Manager: Armelle Harper

Production Photography: Edward Morris

Produced by La Mama & Heat Collective
New York, NY

June 8-25, 2017