Disgraced, a play reading
June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amir Kapoor, a first generation Pakistani, accepts the American corporate model as the route to happiness. With an attorney’s salary that allows him $600 dress shirts, expensive wines, an artist wife, and one of the finest apartments in New York City, Amir has little to complain about – except for one thing. Who he is.
In a searing script that juxtaposes the false belonging that money appears to buy against the cultural “Otherness” of Muslim and other minorities, Akhtar’s Disgraced succeeds in unearthing unpleasant truths about racism, Islamophobia, and ambition that will leave audiences questioning everything they thought they knew about themselves.