New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Institute of Performing Arts

Allyson Green, Dean

Sarah Schlesinger, Associate Dean

Rubén Polendo, Chair, Department of Drama




By NYU Abu Dhabi Alumni Adam Ashraf Elsayigh and Arianna Gayle Stucki

Directed by Shadi Ghaheri

April 21st-29th in the Abe Burrows Theatre

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Floor 1



Memorial is a verbatim play that tells the story of the Christchurch Muslim community during and following the two mosque shootings that occurred on March 15 in Christchurch, New Zealand, using embodied rituals and practices. Memorial chronicles the impact of the shootings and systems of violence through the words and experiences of seven citizens of Christchurch, focusing on the friends and families of those who were lost in the attacks. It deeply engages with themes of migration, diaspora, and the experience of otherness and xenophobia, both within and outside communities.

 Runtime: TBD.

There will be no late seating. Tickets that have not been collected five minutes prior to curtain time will be released. Please note, while tickets may appear to be at capacity, we may still have tickets available at the door. For sold-out performances, we will take names on an in-person wait-list beginning 45 min prior to each show. 


Note: TISCH DRAMA STAGE productions can include subjects and content that may not be appropriate for young audiences. Discretion is advised.

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