What’s in a Name?

On and offstage, Khalil Abdul Malik Raheem Munir grapples with three generations of complex legacies—and names—in his South Philadelphia family.

In his imaginative one-man show, theater artist Khalil Munir examines his bittersweet South Philadelphia upbringing. Offstage, he embraces a new life as father and husband, determined to give his baby son a secure foundation. As he grapples with the divergent paths blazed by previous generations of Black men in his family and community, he becomes the father he always wanted as well as an advocate for Black men’s mental health.



Hour-long Documentary, In Postroduction
Directed by Malkia K. Lydia
Produced & Written by Khalil A.M.R. Munir and Malkia K. Lydia

Supported by Black Public Media, ITVS Diversity Development Fund, Good Pitch Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and individual donors. Thank you!

Scene from WHAT'S IN A NAME?