This course will focus on the plays, films, playwrights, directors and theatre companies exploring the diasporic experience of the recent Middle Eastern migrants. The course will explore how Middle Eastern Diaspora Theatre responds to the recent political climate, the conflict and wars in the Middle East. The course will look at the works of those artists who have left their countries either recently or long time ago. The students will mostly focus on what common themes, social and political problems are addressed in these plays and films. The students will also explore examples of political activism through theatre and film. They will be expected to write two research papers. One of these papers will be about one or more of the works we have covered in the course. The other will be on a work(s) chosen by the student, and can be about a play or film used as political activism to challenge the status quo in any context or country.