In 2004- Three women of Abrahamic Faiths from Manhattan West Side stepped up to confront the looming tension of post 9/11. Daisy Khan, a Muslim of American Society for Muslim Advancement collaborated with Sarah Brokus, a Christian of The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, Eileen Weiss, and a Jewish woman of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun tried to find a way to understand the many unanswered questions the public had about 9/11. They formed a coalition of New York’s finest creatives to develop a theatrical production titled, “SAME DIFFERENCE: NYC Faith Stories in Words, Music and Dance.”
Taken from over 100 one-on one interviews with New Yorkers representing many faiths and cultures and geographies, SAME DIFFERENCE gave the interviewees a chance to express their private and personal feelings and the audiences an opportunity to hear the true, uncensored voices of New Yorkers speaking about life before and after September 11. The show was held at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrews theatre and was sold out each night during its sixteen week New York run and its impact was felt by at least 1600 people of faiths and none.