Having moved to the US from Iraq weeks before 9/11, the Kazem family are already targeted for their accents and names and it only gets worse. What happens when their 25 year old son wakes up one morning, truly believing he’s Julia Roberts and greets the world with a voice that sounds like her American one and can only speak in her colloquial dialogue? Can they use his Americanized voice to their advantage and what does it mean to not fight for the old one’s return?
Rough Cut Reading: December 10th, 2020 | youtube.com/JackalopeTheatre
Paper’s Edge Presentation: April 30th & May 1st, 2021 | youtube.com/JackalopeTheatre