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Sarita Ocon and Neva Marie Hutchinson in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Terry Lamb, Juliet Tanner and BrianTrybom in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Neva Marie Hutchinson and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Terry Lamb, Neva Marie Hutchinson and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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BrianTrybom and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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BrianTrybom and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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BrianTrybom and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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BrianTrybom and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Sarita Ocon and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Terry Lamb, Sarita Ocon, Natalie Amanian, Neva Marie Hutchinson and BrianTrybomin Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Juliet Tanner, BrianTrybom and Natalie Amanian in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Lawrence Radecker, BrianTrybom, Juliet Tanner and Natalie Amanian in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Juliet Tanner and BrianTrybom in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Juliet Tanner and BrianTrybom in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Sarita Ocon and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Sarita Ocon and Juliet Tanner in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Juliet Tanner Neva Marie Hutchinson in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Sarita Ocon, Brian Trybom and Neva Marie Hutchinson in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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SaritaOcon, BrianTrybom and Neva Marie Hutchinson in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

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Natalie Amanian in Night Over Erzinga
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BrianTrybom and Lawrence Radecker in Night Over Erzinga
(photos by DavidAllenStudio.com)

 

 

 

ReOrient 2009 - The First Ten Years

 

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Sara Razavi expresses herself in The Monologist Suffers Her Monologue by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

 

Raffi Wartanian and Vida Ghahremani in Abaga by Torange Yeghiazarian.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

 

Charles Isen, Raffi Wartanian and Leah Herman in Coming Home by Motti Lerner. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Nora el Samahy and Basel Al-Naffouri in No Such Cold Thing by Naomi Wallace. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Dina Mousawi, Michael Sommers and Afif Houssain in A Marriage Proposal by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan

Ahou Tabibzadeh and George Psarras in Call Me Mehdi by Torange Yeghiazarian. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

 

 

ECSTASY | A WATERFABLE

Ecstasy | a waterfable, by Denmo Ibrahim.  Photo by David Allen.

Cec Levinson (PICTURE LADY) and Nora el Samahy (MONA) in Ecstasy | a waterfable, by Denmo Ibrahim.  Photo by David Allen.

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Nora el Samahy (MONA) in Ecstasy | a waterfable, by Denmo Ibrahim.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

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Cec Levinson (PICTURE LADY) in Ecstasy | a waterfable, by Denmo Ibrahim.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Nora el Samahy (MONA) in Ecstasy | a waterfable, by Denmo Ibrahim.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Ecstasy | a waterfable, by Denmo Ibrahim.  Photo by David Allen.

Ecstasy | a waterfable, by Denmo Ibrahim.  Photo by David Allen.

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Garth Petal (PIPEMAN) in Ecstasy | a waterfable, byDenmo Ibrahim.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Garth Petal (PIPEMAN) in Ecstasy | a waterfable, byDenmo Ibrahim.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

A GIRL'S WAR

Ana Bayat (ANA) and Bella Warda (ARSHALUIS) in A Girl's War, by Joyce Van Dyke.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Ana Bayat (ANA) and Bella Warda (ARSHALUIS) sewing a Vermag (homemade quilt) in A Girl's War, by Joyce Van Dyke.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Zarif Sadiqi (ILYAS) and Adrian Mejia (TITO) in a scuffle in A Girl's War, by Joyce Van Dyke.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

 

Ana Bayat (ANA) and Bella Warda (ARSHALUIS) at the Martyr's Corner in A Girl's War, by Joyce Van Dyke.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Zarif Sadiqi (ILYAS) and Bella Warda (ARSHALUIS) reconnect in A Girl's War, by Joyce Van Dyke.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Bella Warda (ARSHALUIS) and Ana Bayat (ANA) reflect in A Girl's War, by Joyce Van Dyke.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

 

JIHAD JONES AND THE KALASHNIKOV BABES

Kamal Marayati (Ashraf) and Cat Thompson* (Cassandra) do a screen test in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by Tamar Yussef.

Mark Rafael Truitt* (Julius) does a screen test while David Sinaiko (Barry) watches on in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by Tamar Yussef.

David Sinaiko (Barry)argues with Kamal Marayati (Ashraf) in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by James Faerron.

David Sinaiko (Barry) and Kamal Marayati (Ashraf) come to a point of understanding in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by James Faerron.  

David Sinaiko (Barry) and Kamal Marayati (Ashraf) argue over the validity of a racist script in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by Tamar Yussef.

Kamal Marayati (Ashraf) on a tangent in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by James Faerron

David Sinaiko (Barry) and Kamal Marayati (Ashraf) argue in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by James Faerron.

 Kamal Marayati (Ashraf) and Jessica Kitchens (Peggy) survey the damage while David Sinaiko (Barry) saves faces for Cat Thompson* (Cassandra) and Mark Rafael Truitt* (Julius) in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, by Yussef El Guindi.  Photo by James Faerron.

REORIENT

 

Garth Petal, Julian Lopez-Morillas and Lynne Soffer in I Sell Souls, a staged poem by Simin Behbehani in Golden Thread's ReOrient Festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Danielle Levin, Julian Lopez-Morillas and Ali El-Gassier in Between This Breath and You, by Naomi Wallace, part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Garth Petal, Danielle Levin and Sara Razavi in Pistachio Stories by Laura Shamas as part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Garth Petal, Julian Lopez-Morillas and Lynne Soffer in I Sell Souls, a staged poem by Simin Behbehani, part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Garth Petal, Julian Lopez-Morillas and Lynne Soffer in I Sell Souls, a staged poem by Simin Behbehani, part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Lynne Soffer in 22 Minutes Remaining by Ignacio Zulueta in Golden Thread's ReOrient Festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Sara Razavi makes herself heard in The Monologist Suffers Her Monologue by Yussef El Guindi in Golden Thread's ReOrient.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Lynne Soffer and Ali El-Gassier call across borders in 22 Minutes Remaining by Ignacio Zulueta, part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Danielle Levin and Ali El-Gassier, cast members of ReOrient 2007/08. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

 

Ali El-Gassier (cast member), Ignacio Zulueta (playwright—22 Minutes Remaining) and Lynne Soffer (cast member). Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

 

 

Danielle Levin and Julian Lopez-Morillas in Between This Breath and You, by Naomi Wallace in Golden Thread's ReOrient Festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Ali El-Gassier watches as Julian Lopez-Morillas recreates a lost son in Between This Breath and You, by Naomi Wallace, as part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Garth Petal watches on as Sara Razavi contemplates 2 mysterious bags of red pistachios in Pistachio Stories by Laura Shamas as part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Sara Razavi expresses herself in The Monologist Suffers Her Monologue by Yussef El Guindi, part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Julian Lopez-Morillas and Garth Petal in I Sell Souls, a staged poem by Simin Behbehani, part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Ali El-Gassier in a moment of frustration in 22 Minutes Remaining by Ignacio Zulueta, part of Golden Thread Productions' ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Ali El-Gassier in 22 Minutes Remaining by Ignacio Zulueta, part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Garth Petal, Lynne Soffer and Julian Lopez-Morillas in I Sell Souls, a staged poem by Simin Behbehani, part of Golden Thread's ReOrient festival.  Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Lynne Soffer and Garth Petal, cast members of ReOrient 2007/08. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Lynne Soffer and Ali El-Gassier, cast members of ReOrient 2007/08. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Sara Razavi in The Monologist Suffers for Her Monologue, by Yussef El Guindi. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

BENEDICTUS

Production Photos

Ali Kermani (played by Al Faris) and Asher Muthada (played by Ali Pourtash), estranged childhood friends, meet for the first time since the Iranian Revolution to negotiate world peace. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.


Ali Kermani (played by Al Faris) and Asher Muthada (played by Ali Pourtash). Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.


Al Faris (as Ali Kermani), Earll Kingston (as Ambassador Ben Martin), and Ali Pourtash (as Asher Muthada) negotiate the price of world peace in a secret meeting. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.


Ali Pourtash (as Asher Muthada) in a intense secret peace negotiation. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.


Asher Muthada (played by Ali Pourtash) and Ali Kermani (played by Al Faris) in an intense peace negotiation.
Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

Process and Artist Photos

The creative team for the world premiere production of Benedictus. From left to right: Daniel Michaelson, Motti Lerner, Torange Yeghiazarian, Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Roberta Levitow. Photo by Ralph Blasting.


The creative team for the world premiere production of Benedictus. From top to bottom: Motti Lerner, Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Torange Yeghiazarian, Daniel Michaelson, Roberta Levitow. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.


Director Mahmood Karimi-Hakak discusses a costume sketch during a production meeting for the world premiere production of Benedictus.
Photo by Gohar Barseghyan
 


Asher Muthada (played by Ali Pourtash) and Ali Kermani (played by Al Faris) in an intense peace negotiation. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.


Asher Muthada (played by Ali Pourtash) and Ali Kermani (played by Al Faris) in an intense peace negotiation. Photo by Gohar Barseghyan.

 


 

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