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PAAFF 2021 – Half of Half Magic – Live Performance

November 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Joseph Ahmed balancing Harry Potter books

PAAFF 2021: PAPA Mini-Resident Joseph Ahmed uses physical theater, storytelling, and circus techniques to explore the childhood narratives and social structures that led him to self-identify as white for most of his young life. Animorphs, Ender’s Game, and Harry Potter form the cornerstones of his identity until a loss in the family forces him to reconsider everything. What place is left in his Bengali heritage after a lifetime of white protagonists? Joseph presents the first half of Half Magic live and in-person during this event, followed by an artist’s talk.

Joseph Ahmed (he/they) is a Philadelphia-based theater artist and a co-founder of the interactive performance company Obvious Agency.

This limited-capacity in-person performance will be held at Asian Arts Initiative on Thursday, November 11 at 6 PM EST. Register here!

Check out the rest of the PAAFF 2021 lineup here!


November 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Co-Presented by PAPA


Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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