August 25, 2017

Eh Dah? Questions For My Father

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Aya Aziz

“Ghetto-Hippie-Arab-Commie-China Doll” Aya was shaped by the eclectic community in the projects of New York City – Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, Communists! But Aya’s father, an Egyptian-American world-traveler, remained a mystery, as did her Muslim family. In this solo musical, Aya enacts the world she came from and the family she went in search of. With a range of accents, voices, and zany characters, Aya’s story deals with contemporary conflicts – identity, the culture war, Islamophobia, all while asking Eh Dah – what is this?!

Development History

  • May 2016 – 15 minutes presented as part of Musical Theatre Factory’s 4×15 Round 18
  • July 2016 – Produced as part of the 2016 New York Musical Festival