In a three-week blitz, the ReOrient Theatre Festival and Forum, produced by San Francisco’s Middle Eastern-themed Golden Thread Productions, is offering world premiere plays plus seminars, panels, a jazz concert and more.
When artistic director Torange Yeghiazarian founded Golden Thread in 1996, she could not foresee how events in the Middle East would affect the world — nor could she imagine the exponential growth and increasing cultural significance of her small company. Read More
Just when you think you’ve figured out who the characters are, and what’s going on in Tunisian-Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s 2011 Obie Award winner “Invasion!” you’re thrown for a loop.The satirical comedy, which premiered in Sweden in 2006, is receiving a buoyant production by Crowded Fire Theater Company under director Evren Odcikin. Read More
Ahmed, the central character in the West Coast premiere of Seattle-based playwright Yussef el Guindi’s enormously clever “Language Rooms,” is in trouble.
An American Muslim working as an Arabic translator for the U.S. government in an undisclosed location, Ahmed (a progressively unhinged James Asher) has duties that include interrogating suspected terrorists in all the usual, horrific ways. Read More