ReOrient Festival Returns!
Our 2023 Season celebrates the return of our signature program, an innovative and spirited festival of short plays from or about the Middle East.
With with 6 plays selected from 113 submissions, this year’s ReOrient offers a diverse lineup of unexpected and boundary-pushing plays. Nowhere else you will see such a global mix of stories and styles on one stage in one evening!
2023 MENATMA Convening!
Golden Thread Productions and Art2Action, Inc. are thrilled to co-produce and co-present the 4th annual convening of the Middle Eastern North African Theater Makers Alliance (MENATMA) hosted at Golden Thread’s ReOrient Festival of Short Plays in San Francisco.
MENATMA amplifies the voices of Middle Eastern and North African theater makers and expands how stories from and about our communities are told on U.S. stages. The 2023 Annual Convening brings together SWANA artists, activists, and scholars from around the country for panel and roundtable discussions, workshops, artistic presentations, networking opportunities, and more. Registration is free, but advanced registration is required.
Theatre Bay Area Arts Leadership Residency
We are delighted to welcome Amal Bisharat, a Palestinian American multidisciplinary artist in a year-long artistic residency with the support of Theatre Bay Area! Amal Bisharat is in the process of creating her first musical, a Palestinian refugee story adapted from the best-selling novel Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa. As a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Bisharat has been writing, recording, and performing with bands all her life, with songs featured on stage, radio, and TV. At Golden Thread, Amal will co-produce our 2023 ReOrient Festival with Executive Artistic Director Sahar Assaf, as well as direct one of the selected plays in the festival.