Ecumenica Journal is now processing orders for Volume 1.2, a special issue entitled “Performing Islam/Muslim Realities.” Created in collaboration with the Arabic Theatre Working Group of ISTR, the volume is guest edited by Marvin Carlson and Hazem Azmy. The table of contents follows:
Editorial: Against Cropped Truths 
Marvin Carlson & Hazem Azmy

Features: Global Consciousness and Cosmopolitanism in APPENDICE by Lina Saneh (Eyad Houssami)
Khutbah/Community: Islam, Preaching, and Congregational Identity (Peter Civetta)
Islamic Sufism and Malay Adat in Two plays by Malaysia’s Noordin Hassan (Mona Khedr)
The Global Dervish:Intercultural and Intracultural Appropriations of the Sufi Performance Space (Laura Chakravarty Box)

Highlight: The Comedy of the East, or the Art of Cunning: A Testimony
Lenin El-Ramly, translated by Hazem Azmy

Profiles: Golden Thread Productions (Serge Bakalian)
Silk Road Theatre Project and Yusuf El Guindi’s OUR ENEMIES: LIVELY SCENES OF LOVE & COMBAT (Jennifer Shook)
Progress Theatre (Cristal Truscott)
Theatre of the World Festival 2009, Many Stories, Many Truths: Voices of the Middle East
(Dani Bedau)

Book & Performance Reviews by: Khalid Amine, M. Rohaizad Suaidi, Areeg Ibrahim, Marvin Carlson, Benjamin Wihstutz, Margaret Litvin 

Single issues can be purchased for $17 (plus shipping for out of country orders and 8.25 % sales tax for Texas residents).  A special one year subscription rate of $20 is available to AITheatre listserv members (plus shipping for those outside of the US).  

More information about the journal and the issue can be found at: Questions regarding subscription and submissions to future issues may be directed to editor Carolyn Roark at