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Sunrise at Midnight

Presented by Taous Claire Khazem
Tickets: $10-$20 (Pay What You Can)
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Dates: Thu-Sun, July 20-30 at 7:30 p.m.
Run Time: 75-90 minutes. No intermission.
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+.

Blending dynamic theater and original songs, Sunrise at Midnight is a rare glimpse into the rich Kabyle Folktale tradition from Algeria, virtually unknown in the United States. A flute that possesses the power to upend life as we know it; a sexy cautionary tale for young men looking to marry too soon; a chilling sacrifice a leader must make interweave to create an electrifying play of lust, wit and adventure.

Directed by Ryan Underbakke, music by Aaron Gabriel, created and performed by Heather Bunch, Taous Claire Khazem, Theo Langason, Nora Montanez and Mohammed Yabdri.

Photo Credit: Tony Nelson

Taous Claire Khazem is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of MN through a grant through the MN State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropraition by the MN State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Taous Claire Khazem and Aaron Gabriel are recipients of a 2017 Jerome Foundation & the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation Travel/Study grant.

Summer Projects 2017

We have a variety of projects happening this summer – at Dreamland Arts, around the Twin Cities and across Minnesota. Sign up to receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter, or check this web page for updates. Here’s a list of some of the events coming up:

Zaraawar Mistry & Greg Herriges will be performing Children’s Stories from India at several libraries in Saint Paul and in the Kitchigami Regional Library System. Visit for more information, or to bring a performance to your venue!

Taous Claire Khazem
, who did her solo show In Algeria They Know My Name at Dreamland Arts in 2016, will be producing and directing Sunrise at Midnight at our theater in July.


In August, The Iraqi American Reconciliation Project will be presenting a new work by the participants of Iraqi Voices, a collaborative mentorship program that gives Iraqis in Minnesota support to share their stories through art.