What Do the Women Say?

Each year, Golden Thread Productions celebrates International Women’s Day by showcasing the work of leading Middle Eastern women artists. Previous programs have focused on activism by women artists, artists who explore sex and sexuality, and female solo performers. Previous featured artists include Elmaz Abinader (This House, My Bones), Majeda Al Saqqa (Culture and Free Thought Association, Gaza Strip), Anita Amirrezvani (The Blood of Flowers, Equal to the Sun), Nawal el Saadawi (Memoirs from the Women’s Prison), Denmo Ibrahim (Baba, ECSTASY | a waterfable), Maryam Keshavarz (Circumstance), Rohiha Malek (Unveiled), Ayesha Mattau (Love Inshallah), Zahra Noorbakhsh (All Atheists are Muslim, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim), Shahrnush Parsipur (The Prison Memoirs, Women Without Men), Deema Shehabi (Thirteen Departures From the Moon), Seema Sueko (Remains), and Rosemary Toohey (The Body Washer).


WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY? 2016: BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH ART (Find out more)
Featuring Taraneh Hamami, Nabila Mango, Sharlyn Sawyer, Betty Shamieh, and Torange Yeghiazarian
Sponsored by WomenArts, a SWAN Day event
Saturday, March 12, 2016 at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley


WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY? 2015: POETRY OF RESISTANCE, PROSE OF RESILIENCE (Find out more)
Featuring Elmaz Abinader, Anita Amirrezvani, Saousan Jarjour, Najia Karim, and Deema K Shehabi
Sponsored by WomenArts, a SWAN Day event
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley


WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY? 2014: TALKING ‘BOUT SEX (Find out more)
Featuring Happy/L.A. Hyder, Maryam Keshavarz, Ayesha Mattu, Nyla Moujaes (TruBloo), Zahra Noorbakhsh, Mary Salome, Naima Shalhoub, and Zeina Zaatari
Sponsored by WomenArts, a SWAN Day event
Friday, March 7, 2014 at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley


WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY? 2013 (Find out more)
Featuring Leyla Modirzadeh, Kathryn Haddad and Tru Bloo
Friday, March 8, 2013 at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley


WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY? 2012: PONDERING THE SOLO
A conversation with four Middle Eastern women solo performers: Denmo Ibrahim, Jennifer Jajeh, Rohina Malik and Maryam Rostami
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley


WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY? 2011
Featuring works by Simin Behbehani, Nawal el Saadawi, Shahin Gerami, Haleh Hatami, Haya Husseini, Esther Kamkar, Bijan Mottahedeh, Shahrnush Parsipur, Noha Radwan, Deema Shehabi, and Leyya Mona Tawil of Dance Elixir
In partnership with Sunbula: Arab Women for Change and WomenArts
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 & Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley


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