June 2022 –
Just concluded a year of research and development on my Untitled Alex Odeh Project, supported by Pop Culture Collab and Noor Theatre’s Artists Advancing Cultural Change Grant. A lovely crew of folks, guided by Catherine Coray and Kate Moore Heaney, helped put together a Zoom-staged reading of a first act of the full-length play. The wonderful cast included Ramsay Faragallah, Osh Ghanima, Peter Romano, Daoud Hedami, Andy Paris, Ethan Hova, and Olivia Jampol. The process was incredibly helpful in finding the potential of the piece and examining the perspectives of all the people involved, living and dead.
I’ll likely write a television pilot to continue telling the complicated stories involving Meir Kahane, Senator James Abourezk, my father Omar Kader, and all the lines that led to the murder/assassination of Alex Odeh.