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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.


Productions

    What Do the Women Say? 2024

    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.

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    Returning to Haifa

    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 Israeli Jewish, forced by history into an intimacy they didn’t choose.

    “A moving confrontation between two sets of displaced people and an utterly unsentimental exploration of the complexities of home, history and parenthood.” - Michael Billington, The Guardian, 5 March 2018

    Returning to Haifa is a beautiful and important play portraying the personal tragedies created because of much bigger acts between humans.” - Nabila Said, Exeunt Magazine, 24 March 2018

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    No Summary 2024

    May 24, 2024 - June 13, 2024

    Now entering its fifth consecutive year, our digital conversation series No Summary features conversations with theatre companies in Palestine.

    Our 2024 virtual artist conversation series embarks on a tour of Palestinian cities to offer audiences in the Bay Area and beyond a taste of the Palestinian theatre scene today. Each episode spotlights a different theater, showcasing its history, notable performances, challenges, and life behind the scenes through interviews with its artists and community members. Theater makers, audiences, professors, and students are all invited to join in these stimulating conversations.

    Online via Zoom and Howlround TV Free with Reservation

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    New Threads Staged Reading Series 2024

    August 2, 2024 - August 9, 2024

    The 2024 New Threads Staged Reading Series features the work of international Palestinian playwrights:

    Raeda Taha’s Where can I find someone like you, Ali?

    Hanna Eady’s The Return

    Each reading includes a post-show conversation with the audience and the artists.

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    11Reflections: San Francisco

    October 4, 2024 - October 5, 2024

    11Reflections: 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.

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