Fairytale Players

Golden Thread’s Fairytale Players is an ensemble touring company with a repertoire of educational theater performances based on stories and traditions from the Middle East. They employ epic story-telling, physical theatre, and circus arts techniques and are trained in various theatre disciplines including traditional Middle Eastern performance styles and folk dance. Performances are designed to travel and are booked at schools, libraries, community and cultural centers, and festivals.

Contact Golden Thread Education Coordinator Laine Forman at education@goldenthread.org to bring our productions to your community.

Nasrudin's Magnificent Journey to Samarkand

Will Nasrudin and his faithful donkey ever make it to Samarkand, the center of arts and crafts on the ancient Silk Road? There is only one way to find out! This visually colorful performance with dynamic story-telling, dance and music is adapted from several folk tales centered around the comedic personage, Nasrudin Hoja, a wise fool renowned in Central Asia, Turkey and Iran.

This production runs approximately 30-minutes followed by 20-min Q & A session included.

Rumi x 7 = Tales from the Masnavi

This unique and visually engaging family production brings to life the dynamic story-telling traditions of Rumi through a lyrical fusion of circus arts and classical Persian poetry performed by an ensemble of actors, acrobats, dancers and musicians. Drawing from folk tales as well as sacred history, Rumi's poetry is often comic as well as spiritually profound and Masnavi is widely recognized as his cornerstone work as the most celebrated poet of the Sufi tradition. This play is the first in a new series, Islam 101, designed to educate the public about Islam through theatre.
This production runs approximately 50-minutes followed by 20-min Q & A session included.


Book with us today!

Previous work by Golden Thread's Fairytale Players has been presented at various locations such as the Asian Art Museum, San Jose Discovery Museum, La Peña Cultural Center, Islamic Cultural Center, the United States of Asian America Festival, San Francisco TheatreFest, San Diego World Theatre Festival, and the Dia de los Niños Festival in San Francisco, and more! We have also performed at numerous schools and libraries in the Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.  

We are currently booking for our summer and fall tour!

We can partner with your organization to build a package that meets your educational, production and cost needs. All of our productions include the option of a post-performance dramatic workshop.

Please contact education@goldenthread.org for further information and for bookings.



Torange Yeghiazarian, Artistic Director
450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 / 415.626.4061 / information@goldenthread.org