Co-Sponsored: Kultar's Mime play, 1/10

Written by Kristina Alvarado
January 14, 2015

Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry is co-sponsoring a special play, "Kultar's Mime," as a part of its Interreligious Initiative. The Initiative hosts and sponsors special small conversations, community gatherings and large events centered around justice and peace, dialogue and understanding, and mutual respect.

Join us for this special art event on the Seattle University campus, co-sponsored by the?Sikh Research Institute?and the school!?"Kultar's Mime" presents a powerful and vivid depiction of some of the most critical themes of the 20th century relating to the resiliency of the human spirit, prejudice and tragedy.?

January 10 | 7:00pm
Pigott Auditorium?

Reserve your free tickets?here.

About the Play:
"Kultar's Mime" addresses themes that are relevant, true to history, and deeply moving. Throughout the play, the audience steps through some powerful moments in human experiences, while being offered time to contemplate and experience the realities of life and love themselves. The play draws from two poems?each written about separate accounts of horrific massacres. The first, "In the City of Slaughter" was written by a young Hebrew poet in response to a 1903 pogrom organized to target the Jewish population in Kishinev. The second, "Kultar's Mime," penned by a young Sikh poet, draws from eyewitness accounts of the 1984 Delhi pogrom, a massacre of 3000 Sikh residents of Delhi following the assassination of the Prime Minister of India at the hands of her Sikh bodyguards. Both poems detail the violence against and suffering of innocent minority populations from the eyes of the survivors. The play brings together these two powerful poetic accounts as a group of Jewish artists honor both events through an art exhibition in New York City. They aim to recognize the suffering of innocent victims at the hands of organized violence and highlight the courage of two groups?distant in history, geography, and belief, yet alike in their hope and resilience.?