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Each Friday this summer Clutch will amplify the work of amazing artists and women-lead creative teams you should get to know! Short films, new podcasts, storytelling packs, album releases, and more.

You will have access to preview the exclusive content from a featured artist for 1 week through a link on our website. Then, the next Friday, we will swap it out and share something new.

SEPTEMBER 4-10

SHARING SPACE WITH NAJLA SAÏD

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The intersection of art and life is the hallmark of Najla Saïd's work. She is a vulnerable thought leader who brings her full self to each passage of writing and every performance, whether she is playing the great ladies of Shakespeare or herself. Countless artists and performances have been put on hold by the pandemic including Najla as her one-woman show Palestine was scheduled to be remounted and premiere in Chicago.

 

As with all theatre, the show will go on...as soon as audiences can safely gather. As our final Summer Friday sharing for 2020, Clutch is delighted to amplify this dynamic artist and this piece. It calls to attention the unforgettable moments that shape a life, and a worldview. Click the video link below to watch a clip, and stay tuned for official dates from the 16th Street Theater

The daughter of the famous intellectual and outspoken Palestinian advocate Edward Saïd and a sophisticated Lebanese mother, Najla grew up in a Manhattan world defined largely by class and conformity. While visiting her parent’s homelands as a teen, Najla tells of kissing Jewish boys, an encounter with Arafat, and taking shelter from bombs giving audiences a personal passage into one of the most volatile and historic corners of the earth with compassion, humor and honesty.

 

Najla Saïd has performed off Broadway, regionally and internationally. Palestine, which features material from Najla’s memoir, Looking for Palestine, enjoyed a nine-week sold-out off-Broadway run.

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Clutch Productions, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating opportunities for female artists in theatre and film. Contributions to support our artistic mission are 100% tax-deductible.

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