Silk Road Theater

The SRTP showcases playwrights of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean backgrounds, whose works address themes relevant to the peoples of the Silk Road and their Diaspora communities.

Through the creation and presentation of outstanding theater, their aim is, “to promote discourse and dialogue among culturally diverse audiences in Chicago.”  SRTP is a creative response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.  Company co-founders and life partners, Malik Gillani and Jamil Khoury, felt galvanized to respond to the anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments that swept the U.S. in the aftermath of the attacks.  Chicago’s first ever theater company dedicated to representing such diverse peoples and cultures, has made the Chicago Temple their artistic home.

Look for the purple brochure to learn more about the outstanding artists of the Silk Road Theatre Project, and please visit their website,, to see about their season of plays, playwright discussions, and many other related events.