In Algeria They Know My Name

In Algeria They Know My Name

Mizna and Dreamland Arts present
In Algeria They Know My Name
written and performed by Taous Khazem
direction and dramaturgy by Zaraawar Mistry

Age Recommendation: 13+
Run Time: 80 minutes. No intermission.

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.

"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 tres cool friends." - Ed Huyck, City Pages

Mizna is an organization devoted to promoting Arab-American culture, providing a forum for its expression.

This production is supported in part by a grant to Mizna from the McKnight Foundation.


PARKING: Dreamland Arts is in a residential neighborhood. Please respect the quiet and privacy of our neighbors and park on Hamline Ave. There is free parking on the street right in front of the theater.