Our 2024 Season for Palestine is a celebration of the talent, creativity, strength, and resilience that define the Palestinian people. As we witness the unimaginable atrocities and ongoing human rights violations Palestinians are enduring, we recognize our responsibility to combat this brutal injustice by uplifting and honoring their narratives. Join us as we embark on a season of active dialogue and communal space sparked by inspiring legacy artists, award-winning plays and playwrights, emerging new works, and exciting collaborations.
March 8, 2024
In honor of International Women’s Day, Golden Thread’s What Do the Women Say? returns to the Brava Theater Center with Expressions of Joy, a celebration of the resilience and richness of Palestinian traditions and culture through the works of Palestinian women artists.
Pre-show lobby activities 6:30 pm/ Show 8:00 pm, Pacific Time. Run time 120 minutes without intermission.
April 12, 2024 - May 4, 2024
In the wake of the 1967 Six-Day War, with the borders finally open after two decades, Said and Safiyya, a Palestinian couple, return to Haifa in search of the echoes of a home they were forced to abandon during the Nakba in 1948. But are they truly ready for the encounter that awaits them upon their return? Returning to Haifa presents a deeply human portrait of two families, one Palestinian, and one Jewish, forced by history into an intimacy they didn’t choose.
May 24, 2024 - June 14, 2024
Now entering its fifth consecutive year, our digital conversation series No Summary will feature conversations with theatre companies in Palestine. Stay tuned for details.
July 26, 2024 - August 17, 2024
Golden Thread’s new play development program, New Threads returns this summer to feature the work of international Palestinian playwrights.
October 4, 2024 - October 5, 2024
11 Reflections: San Francisco is part of a new national series of performance works, Eleven Reflections on the Nation, devised by Andrea Assaf.
The project draws on Andrea Assaf’s seminal work, Eleven Reflections on September, an episodic, multimedia performance on Arab American identity, Wars on/of Terror, and “the constant, quiet rain of death / amidst beauty” in a post-9/11 world. In each participating city, the project engages local artists and community members who have been affected by post-9/11 policies to contribute their stories, illuminating our collective experiences since 2001—from the fall of the Twin Towers, to the U.S. wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, to the Muslim Ban, and now to the funding of genocide in Palestine.