Islam and the Future of Tolerance: The Movie

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Directed by Jay Shapiro and Desh Amila
Produced by Aaron Louis, Suzi Jamil, and Desh Amila

After publicly clashing in a debate over the concept of Islamic reform in the Muslim world, prominent atheist philosopher Sam Harris and Islamist-turned-liberal-Muslim Maajid Nawaz reconnect several years later in an attempt at civil and honest dialogue. Sam and Maajid attempt to explore their real or imagined divides by clearly and rationally dissecting their disagreements. Through the course of their discussions, they tackle troubling passages from the Quran, the importance of the precision of language and terms (such as “Jihadism,” “Islamists,” and “radical,”) and the difficulty in finding helpful and honest responses in a fraught political terrain. Ultimately, this unlikely collaboration sheds light on the many confusions that afflict the public conversation about Islam and emphasizes how the virtues of open dialogue can help foster both understanding and tolerance in an increasingly polarized world.

Learn more about the film.

Islamophobia: A Conversation

Islamophobia: A Conversation

Part of RadioLoveFest and 2015 Winter/Spring Season
Moderated by Brian Lehrer
Produced by BAM, WNYC and Aaron Louis

With conflict in the Middle East making headlines and anti-Muslim backlash a growing concern at home, the public discourse around Islamophobia has grown considerably in the US. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer leads this lively discussion with influential commentators and scholars—Wajahat Ali, Douglas Murray, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Asra Q. Nomani, Linda Sarsour, and Bassem Youssef—to explore how we can move toward a more informed conversation about the issues at stake.


Islamophobia Debate Recap

Islamophobia Debate Unabridged

Making Up the Truth

Aaron Louis’ production of Making Up the Truth written and performed by This American Life regular, Jack Hitt.  Directed by Jessica Bauman. Opened at the Long Wharf in the 2011 International Arts and Ideas Festival.



Spy Garbo

Aaron Louis’ and Diane Morrison’s Drama Desk nominated production of Spy Garbo

Written by Sheila Schwartz

Directed by Kevin Cunningham

Produced by Aaron Louis and Diane Morrison

The Human Scale

The Public Theater and 3-Legged Dog’s production of The Human Scale opened in the 2011 New Yorker Festival.

Written and Performed by Lawrence Wright

Directed by Oskar Eustis

Produced by The Public Theater (Artstic Director Oskar Eustis & Executive Director Andrew D Hamingson) and 3-Legged Dog, (Executive Artistic Director, Kevin Cunningham & Producing Director Aaron Louis)

The Human Scale

View the New York Times review here.

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

Kevin Cunningham, Aaron Louis, Aaron Harrow, Jeff Morey, Paul DiPietro and Piama Habibullah of 3-Legged Dog in collaboration with Laird + Partners and curator Andrew Bolton

Courtesy Tier, “Rescue” from the album “The Resolution”

Director Nathan Punwar, Assistant Director- Kathleen Kyllo, Executive Producer-Aaron Louis, Associate Projection Designer- Aaron Harrow

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Produced by Aaron Louis in association with New Georges and The Essentials.
Written and Performed by Marielle Heller
Based on the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner
Now a Sony Pictures Classic Film
Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde and Rachel Eckerling

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Read the New York Times review.

No Place Called Home

A one-woman show gives voice to stories of Iraqi refugees

Produced by Intersections International, Aaron Louis, and Parlagrecco Productions
text/performance: Kim Schultz
direction/dramaturgy: Sarah Cameron Sunde

 No Place Called Home

The Crease Question

THE CREASE QUESTION, written and performed by Kira Onodera with video design by Aaron Harrow and Produced by Aaron Louis.


Saturday Night Live stars and writers including Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott, Jorma Taccone, Colin Jost, Hannibal Buress, and more came together on Sunday, January 31 to perform a ONE NIGHT ONLY event: “BEYOND FUNDERDOME COMEDY BLOWOUT!” The fundraiser was held at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street, and was hosted by Emily Heller. The evening also included some of New York’s funniest comedians such as John Mulaney, surprise special guests, and music by The Renaldo The Ensemble while raising funds for the Off-Broadway production of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL.

Produced by Marielle Heller, Aaron Louis, Sarah Cameron Sunde, Rachel Eckerling, Andrew Grosso and Susan Bernfield.

Beyond Funderdome

Kurt Hentschlager’s ZEE

Immersive Audiovisual Environment Artificial Fog, Stroboscopes, Pulse Lights and Surround Sound. Produced by Wayne Ashley (Founding Artistic Director, FuturePerfect) and 3-Legged Dog, Kevin Cunningham and Aaron Louis.

Why Aren’t You Naked?

A RED-HOT Media Art Exhibition by 3-Legged Dog Media + Theater Group

Things That Hang From Trees (movie)

Directed by Ido Mizrahy
Screenplay by Aaron Louis
Produced by Joseph Siravo and Joseph N. Zolfo 

Things That Hang From Trees (movie)

Things That Hang From Trees (book)

Written by Aaron Louis

Things That Hang From Trees (book)