Mixed Blood Theatre to Present Hijab Tube at Gustavus

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by

Minneapolis-based Mixed Blood Theatre will present Hijab Tubeat 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in Gustavus Adolphus College’s Alumni Hall. The event is sponsored by the Gustavus Diversity Center and is free and open to the public.

Hijab Tube explores American-Muslim identity and offers a unique, entertaining, and eye-opening perspective on Islam in 21st century America. The story centers on 20-year-old Rubiya, a second generation American Muslim exploring her identity. Prompted by a college class discussion, Rubiya is considering wearing the hijab – the traditional head covering of Muslim women – and takes her questions about it to YouTube. The range and variety of responses she receives offer illuminating perspectives on the great diversity of Islam in contemporary America.

Now it its second year on tour, Hijab Tube was written by Seema Sueko on commission from Mixed Blood. The production features Sarah Siadat as Rubiya and Zainad Musa and Joshua Fazeli in a variety of roles. The production is directed by William Partlan.

Mixed Blood Theatre is a professional, multi-racial theatre company based in Minneapolis that promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence. The presentation of Hijab Tube at Gustavus is made possible through Legacy Amendment funds. Gustavus has hosted the touring company for two performances in both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

For more information about Mixed Blood Theatre’s appearance on campus, contact the Gustavus Diversity Center at 507-933-7449.


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