Live-stream conversations with audience Q&A.

No Summary 2022

Conversations With Artists Who Don't Fit in a Box

These curated digital discussions invite artists of Middle Eastern and North African heritage to discuss the many layers of their identity and how it impacts their work and artistic choices.

We are thrilled to continue our livestream series NO SUMMARY with new artists and fresh conversations, featuring live audience Q&A! We invite you to join in the conversation and immerse yourself in these exciting topics and compelling artists who defy a snappy summation. See below for a preview schedule of our upcoming episodes!

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List of Episodes

Thursday, April 28, at 11:00AM (PST)

Featuring the creative team of Drowning in Cairo by Adam Ashraf Elsayigh

Facilitated by Kholoud Nasser and featuring Maya Herbsman, and Carla Pantoja.

Golden Thread invites Kholoud Nasser, a theatre artist and trauma-informed therapist to host a conversation with Drowning in Cairo’s Intimacy Coordinator Maya Herbsman and Fight Director Carla Pantoja. When violence, abuse and intimate content are part of the storytelling, how can we ensure safety and protection in the rehearsal room and the performance space? Maya and Carla will discuss their creative process and their role in safely driving the story forward. The artists will offer us insights into the protocols of touch and contact between actors and how such protocols affirm trust and creativity.

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Friday, February 25, 2022 at 11:00AM (PT)

Featuring the cast of Drowning in Cairo by Adam Ashraf Elsayigh

Golden Thread’s Executive Artistic Director Sahar Assaf introduces and interviews the cast members of Drowning in Cairo, a world premiere by Adam Ashraf Elsayigh. The play focuses on the lives of three young men whose lives are forever altered when an unexpected police raid results in the arrest and public humiliation of the attendees of the Queen Boat, a gay nightclub docked on the Nile. Come meet Martin Yousif Zebari and Wiley Naman Strasser and learn about their theatre journeys and what excites them about this debut production coming up in April 2022 at Golden Thread.

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