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Golden Thread Productions 2005 Season
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Golden Thread Productions, 131 Tenth St. San Francisco, CA. 94103
We are excited about our 2005 season  which once again offers year round programming of world premiere plays, workshops and special events.  Among them a women's day event in March, the world premiere of Back of the Throat in April and a playwriting workshop with recent recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award, Naomi Wallace in August.  Last but not least the ReOrient Festival will be presented in Autumn in San Francisco.  Selections from this years ReOrient will receive a staged reading in September at the City University of New York, University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Smith College.   
Main Events
What Do the Women Say?
an evening of theatre, poetry and dance

In partnership with the SHEE Company.  Friday, March 4 & Saturday, March 5 at 8p.m. at the Thick House, 1695 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94107

Remains by Seema Sueko, a staged reading

Apache Down written and presented by Haleh Hatami

Prostitute's Song, Sheri Bass performs the poetry of Simin Behbehani

Rope original dance performance by Lana Nasser


World Premiere  Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi
Co-Produced with Thick Description


April 16 - May15 at the Thick House, 1695 18th St., San Francisco.  94107

Khaled, an Arab-American writer, is eager to cooperate with the two Homeland Security agents who visit him in the aftermath of September 11.  What begins as a routine check quickly evolves into an uncomfortable interrogation as the two agents begin to assert their power.  At the center of their suspicion is Khaled's involvement with the mysterious Asfoor, presumably one of the terrorists who is now dead.  One by one, a library clerk, a stripper, and Khaled's ex-girlfriend testify to Khaled's acquaintance with Asfoor and possible involvement in terrorist activities.  

3rd Annual Benefit Art Auction & Reception In association with Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center's United States of Asian America Festival 2005 


Sunday May 1 at SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan, San Francisco

Join us at Golden Thread Productions' major fundraising event.  Support great theatre and invest in original art. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres provided by Bay Area's signature wineries and restaurants.

ReOrient, An Annual  Festival of Short Plays 

Fall 2005, Date & Venue TBA

Golden Thread Productions' one-of-a-kind festival presenting the best writing from or about the Middle East.  In September, staged reading of selections from ReOrient 2005 will be presented at City University of New York, University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Smith College, Massachusetts.


Playwriting Workshop with Naomi Wallace 
Co-Presented with the Playwrights Foundation



August 10 - 14 at Z Space, 131 Tenth St. San Francisco

Don't miss this rare opportunity to study with this recent winner of the MacArthur "Genius" Award for playwriting.

Naomi Wallace is a playwright and screenwriter.  Her work has been widely produced in both Europe and the United States.  She is presently working on a commission for the Royal National Theatre of London and the Guthrie Theatre  of Minneapolis (a project in collaboration with Lisa Schlesinger and Abdelfattah Abu-Srour on the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories).  Her plays include One  Flea Spare, In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, The Inland Sea and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek.  Her new play, Things of Dry Hours will premiere in New York City in the fall of 2005.     Her award-winning film Lawn Dogs is available on DVD.  Wallace is a recent winner of the MacArthur "Genius"    Award for playwriting


Playwrights will create new material in this workshop,     each writing at least one ten to fifteen minute play,        and one dramatic monologue. 

This workshop will explore voice and character, and its relation to dramatic narrative.  We will discuss what it  means to be an 'informed' or 'political' writer.  Through writing exercises we will challenge ourselves to write      both inside and outside of our own immediate experience.   Playwrights will be expected to share their work and   discuss it critically.

Most importantly, writers will be encouraged to take risks    in their writing, and to experiment in writing in ways that challenge their own views of 'what writing for the theater should be.'

Playwrights will work to develop a critical eye in terms of their own work, finding ways to make their plays challenge and subvert, rather than underline and conform to   dominant ways of seeing in our culture, and on the stage.

Playwrights must attend all classes of this workshop.   Please do not sign up for this class if you cannot make a commitment to the rest of the playwrights to be there for the entire course.


 photo  by Kathleen Cei

Theatre Camp for Children In partnership with the Hye Em Yes Camp

August 1 - 12 at KZV Armenian School, 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco

Two hours a day of theatre games, improvisation and play development culminating in a performance at the end of two weeks.


Golden Thread Production's 2005 Staged Reading Series 

Date & Venues TBA

Guest Of A Few Days, Mohsen Yalfani Starring Parviz Sayyad & Dariush Irannejad

Remains, Seema Sueko in partnership with The Shee Company

A Line In The Sand, Guillermo Verdecchia & Marcus Youssef

Fate Of A Cock Roach, Ray Alcodry's adaptation of Tawfiq Al Hakim

Dawn at Midnight, Torange Yeghiazarian


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