Everyone at RealTime would like to thank everyone who came out to see Khuraki last week at Carnegie Mellon University! It was an incredibly successful show with food, music, and stories, and we are so grateful for the love and support we’ve received.
Take a peek below at some photos from the amazing night!
Know Before You Go
Age-appropriateness: This show is appropriate for mature 12-year-olds and up.
Content warning: references to war, threatening behavior, and female oppression.
Read Up Before The Show
Learn about the history and culture of our new Afghan neighbors and their path to the US.
Discover the story behind the creation of Khuraki.
“Were Twenty Years in Afghanistan “Costless?” Read this piece co-written by Dan Silverman of CMU’s Institute for Politics and Strategy (a panelist on Feb. 17.)
The Birth of Zafaron: Trace the journey of Khuraki’s former refugees to the opening of their business.
Meet the Women Who Inspired Khūrākī
This cast features the talents of Alex Manalo, Alison Weisgall*, and Ashley Reign, with musical accompaniment by Theresa Abalos, Samantha Locraft, and Elaina Mosher.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers, appearing under a special agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.
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Consider ordering from Pittsburgh’s first Afghan food business, created through the development of Khuraki, by the refugee women whose stories you’ll hear in the show. They can deliver to your next party, event, or family takeout night.
The Show’s Menu
Kishmish Paneer (Homemade Cheese with Raisins) – Mastoorah’s story Sabzi Challow (Spinach and Rice) – Mastoorah’s story Sambosa (Vegetarian; Fried pocket with potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, peas, and coriander) – Gul’s story Mantu (Meat Dumplings) – Haida’s story Kofta (Afghan Meatballs) – Nafisa’s story
Watch the Doc! “Drop By Drop” by WQED’s Annette Banks
Thank You to our Partners and Sponsors!
Thank you to the many departments who collaborated to bring Khuraki to CMU, including The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion; the Center for the Arts in Society; the School of Drama; the Institute for Politics and Strategy; the College of Fine Arts’ Office of the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the CMU School of Music; JFCS; and Dietrich College’s departments of History and Modern Languages.