Bringing many voices and diverse perspectives to one stage, Golden Thread’s ReOrient Festival is the place to be to gain a deeper understanding of the Middle East and its global diaspora. As we struggle to go beyond the latest crisis or news bite to understand how events actually impact human lives, ReOrient is theatre that helps us see ourselves in someone else’s story, breaking down barriers and illustrating how our shared humanity supersedes political and cultural differences.
These stories come from the heart. They ignite dialogue and allow us to engage in deeply moving conversations that last well beyond the life of any one play.
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ReOrient’s 20th Anniversary is only one of Golden Thread’s many 2019 accomplishments. Here are the rest:
GOLDEN THREAD’S 2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Empowering Little Girls Everywhere! Since it’s relaunch in fall 2018, Golden Thread Fairytale Players new show, Leila’s Quest for Flight reached more than 5,000 children and families at over 40 Bay Area schools and libraries
Building & Celebrating Community! US premiere of Scenes from 71* Years by Hannah Khalil amplifies rarely told Palestinian narratives.
Breaking Taboos & Box Office Records! World premiere of On Behalf of All Muslims: A Comedy Special by Zahra Noorbaksh sells out Brava’s main stage for both nights.
Convening Middle Eastern Theatre Artists! Building on years of community organizing with our partners, Golden Thread will assemble artists from across the US to launch a national coalition to increase our visibility and impact.
New Staff! New Website! With support from institutions and donors like you, Golden Thread is able to fulfill its commitment to paying our artists and staff a living wage - even in the San Francisco Bay Area!
We are Published! More of our artists than ever before are recognized for their body of work: Collected Plays of Yussef El Guindi (Bloomsbury) and Torange Yeghiazarian’s ReOrient chapter in Casting a Movement (Routledge).
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