ReOrient Festival Brings Stories of the Middle East to the Bay Area

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 (David Allen/Golden Thread)

The Middle East is a hotbed of conflict and controversy, as well as stories and artistic talent. Enter Golden Thread Productions, a San Francisco theater company that explores the issues and culture of the Middle East with talent from Egypt, Iran and Syria, just to name a few of the countries represented. We'll sit down with some of the company's playwrights and directors to hear about their annual ReOrient Festival, and how they weave issues of politics and identity into their art.


Torange Yeghiazarian, founding artistic director and playwright with Golden Thread Productions, and co-director of the play "Reaching Out"

Sara Razavi, director with Golden Thread Productions of two plays at the ReOrient Festival, "Songs of Our Childhood" and "The House"

Yussef El Guindi, playwright with Golden Thread Productions and author of the play "Picking Up the Scent"