Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Behzad Dabu (BFA ’08) is co-starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced at Seattle Repertory Theatre. The show, directed by Columbia College Theatre Department faculty member Kimberly Senior, is a co-production with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, where it played last fall. It runs at Seattle Rep January 8-31. For tickets and more information, click here.
Dabu, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s acting program, was in the play’s world premiere at Chicago’s American Theater Company in 2012, playing the nephew of a Muslim lawyer involved in the case of an imam charged with financing terrorist-supporting groups. He reprised that role an the Goodman Theatre last fall and will do so again in the Seattle Rep production.
Following the Seattle Rep engagement, Dabu will return to Chicago to appear in The Matchmaker at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, in Chicago’s Loop. For information on that production, which runs March 5-April 10, click here.
Written by Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar, Disgraced explores the complexities of cultural assimilation and the struggle to define one’s identity in today’s global society. The play received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013.