IN ALGERIA THEY KNOW MY NAME
"Khazem is an engaging performer who lets the story unfold in a natural, conversational way. Using a handful of travel crates packed with props from her experiences in Algeria, Khazem builds a rich world full of fussy in-laws, angry journalists...and très cool friends."
-Ed Huyck City Pages
In Algeria, they say you don’t marry one finger, you marry all ten. In this heartfelt and humorous one woman play, Minnesota raised Taous Khazem travels to her father’s homeland to work as a theater artist, and unexpectedly falls in love with an Algerian clown. Caught in between traditions, religions and misconceptions, Taous struggles to find a sense of belonging in a foreign land, but ultimately discovers a fresh meaning of home, family, art and bicycle rides.
What the audience thought:
"Great theater takes you on a journey that moves your spirit and enlightens your mind."
"Great performance! Great observations, outstanding acting, Bravo! Creative staging!"
"Strong, vibrant, raw, brave. A wonderful evening."
"I loved Taous Claire Khazem’s brave, one-woman “95 percent” autobiographical performance in, In Algeria They Know My Name." -Aisle Say Twin Cities
Written & Performed by - Taous Claire Khazem
Direction & Dramaturgy by - Zaraawar Mistry
Lights by - Michael Wangen
Sound Design by- Michael Croswell
Wedding Costumes by-Sonya Berlovitz