Syria Mon Amour: Food, Home, and Healing

What Do the Women Say? 2017

Golden Thread’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day is dedicated to Syria, and moves to Brava.

Program includes excerpts from solo play Oh My Sweet Land and documentary We Are Not Princesses that highlight the untold stories of Syrian refugees, along with music by Dina Zarif and food for purchase by Reem’s.

Two extraordinary works of art created by Middle Eastern artists responding to the Syrian refugee crisis anchor the event: an excerpt reading of Oh My Sweet Land, a tour-de-force solo show based on interviews with Syrian refugees in Jordan, and an excerpt from the documentary film We Are Not Princesses, which centers on Antigone of Syria, a 2014 drama workshop and performance featuring 35 Syrian women refugees in Lebanon. The event also features music by vocalist Dina Zarif accompanied by harpist Amelia Romano, and food for purchase from Reem’s, which serves traditional Arab street food made with California love. Founding artistic director Torange Yeghiazarian will lead a conversation and audience Q&A with artists Nora el Samahy (Egyptian-American actress of Oh My Sweet Land), Sara Maamouri (Tunisian-American editor of We Are Not Princesses), Iranian vocalist Dina Zarif, and Syrian- Palestinian-American chef Reem Assil. A portion of the proceeds will benefit International Rescue Committee Oakland, which provides essential services to refugees in the Bay Area.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8pm

at Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street, San Francisco)

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Tickets are $15-$20.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.



Brava! for Women in the Arts


Plan Your Visit

Brava Theater Center is wheelchair accessible.

PARKING: There is street parking available, but can be challenging in the evenings. We recommend parking at the paid San Francisco General Hospital Medical Parking Garage at 2500 24th Street, which is walking distance to the venue.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The theater is accessible by BART (a healthy 8-block walk from the 24th Street BART Station) and near the 27 Bryant, 12 Folsom, 67 Bernal, and 9 San Bruno buses. The 48 Quintara runs right in front of the venue.

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS: The 24th Street corridor is full of delicious local restaurants for all prices points. Here is a selection of eateries that are open late for dinner after the concert.

La Traviata
2854 Mission St, SF (0.6 miles)
Flour & Water
2401 Harrison St (0.7 miles)
1199 Valencia St, SF (0.8 miles)

Southern Pacific Brewing Company
620 Treat Ave, SF (0.8 miles)
El Techo
2516 Mission St, SF (0.9 miles)

Meet the Artists

Reem Assil
Amelia Romano
Nora el Samahy
Dina Zarif
Sara Maamouri

Contact Us

Golden Thread Productions
1695 18th Street, #C101 Annex
San Francisco, CA 94107

Box Office:
Phone: 415.626.4061