Live-stream conversations with audience Q&A.

No Summary 2023

Conversations With Artists Who Don't Fit in a Box

No Summary 2023

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!

April 14, 2023 - September 20, 2023

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List of Episodes

Friday, April 14 at 11:00 AM PT

Episode 1: Comedy as a Form of Solidarity and Resistance

Executive Artistic Director Sahar Assaf and Wafaa Bilal, 2023 Artist-in-residence at Golden Thread, discuss comedy as a coping mechanism and a form of solidarity and resistance. Bilal, currently an Arts Professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, is an Iraqi-born artist known internationally for his performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international and interpersonal politics. As part of his residency at Golden Thread, Bilal will curate Amreeka: The Comedy Show and participate in the ReOrient Forum.

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June 2023

Episode 2: Intergenerational MENA playwrights writing MENA stories to U.S. Audiences

Join the playwrights of the 2023 ReOrient Festival as they discuss a number of topics related to their work making theatre in the U.S. today.

August, 2023

Episode 3: Fighters for Justice: from the Black Panthers to Alaa Abdel Fattah

Executive Artistic Director Sahar Assaf engages in a conversation with playwrights and dramaturgs currently in commission at Golden Thread Productions, Tariq Hamami, Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, Salma Zohdi, and Dawn Monique Williams. The conversation will preface the staged readings of the plays Alaa and Black Panthers in Algiers as part of the New Threads reading series and will highlight the research and development processes each pair engaged with and the stories they are bringing to life.

September, 2023

Episode 4: The Making of the ReOrient Festival: A Unique Process and Multiple Perspectives

The ReOrient directors and designers will discuss the unique production process of the ReOrient Festival. How do directors adapt their approach when sharing the same ensemble cast, festival designers, and production team? What are the challenges designers deal with when accommodating the variety of plays and how do the design elements provide specificity and cohesion?

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