Mona MansourBay Area Playwrights Festival presents in association with Golden Thread Productions

We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War

A workshop presentation of a new play by Mona Mansour
Sunday, July 16, at 5:30pm & Friday, July 21, at 8pm
Custom Made Theatre (533 Sutter Street, San Francisco)
$17 early-bird | $20 general (service fees are not included)

While trying to navigate the currents of the Pacific, a woman of Arab descent and her nephew, who has enlisted in the military, dip into the treacherous waters of identity, family, and allegiance. Structurally adventurous and playful, We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War takes the form of a literal conversation on stage, and expands into a nuanced dialogue about what it means to be American, Arab, and Arab-American at our current moment in time.

New Threads 2017 FeatureDiscover brilliant gems never before seen in the Bay Area.

New Threads 2017 Staged Reading Series

New plays by Betty Shamieh, Mudar Alhaggi, and Sedef Ecer
Tuesdays, August 1, 8, and 15, at 7pm
Brava Theatre Center (2781 24th Street, San Francisco)

Join the creative process of making a new play! Golden Thread’s popular staged reading series returns, introducing three new and vital voices to the Bay Area. We invite you to laugh, cry, and think alongside these beautiful stories from and about the Middle East! Each play is teeming with unexpected humor, surprising characters, and important questions about the world we live in today.

ReOrient 2017Think you know the Middle East? Think again!

ReOrient 2017 Festival of Short Plays

Seven short plays. One unforgettable evening of theatre.
November 17-December 10, 2017
Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco)
$15 preview | $36 general | $26 student and senior (service fees are included)

ReOrient 2017 will turn San Francisco into a mecca for innovative, spirited, and thought-provoking theatre from or about the Middle East. Nowhere else will you find plays and artists from Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S. all on one stage. Selected from 79 submissions from 14 countries, the ReOrient 2017 writers are Melis Aker, E.H. Benedict, Sevan K. Greene, Hannah Khalil, Junichi P. Semitsu, Betty Shamieh, and Torange Yeghiazarian.

Golden Thread Ticketing Policies

Tickets for a Golden Thread performance may be purchased online by clicking the Buy Tickets link for the show you want to see.

The only way to guarantee your seat is to pay in advance online with a credit card. You can purchase tickets with cash at the venue an hour before the show, but that is based solely on availability.

There is no need to print your tickets. We will have your name on the list at will call the night of your scheduled performance. Simply arrive to the theater, say your last name, and we will hand you your ticket at that time. Of course, tickets are valid only for the date and performance issued.

We generally offer discounts for students, seniors 65+ and TBA members as well as groups of 10 or more. Students and TBA members will be asked to show their id or membership cards at will call. Groups of 10 or more should contact us by email to arrange a purchase.

Directions and parking information for various venues and other show information can be found on the main production page of the show you wish to see.

  • The Box Office will open at the venue one hour before the show begins for will call pick-up and day of show sales.
  • Online ticket sales will end 4 hours before show time.
  • All ticket sales are final. Tickets may be transferable, depending on availability. Contact us by email to request an exchange.
  • Any guests with hearing, sight, or mobility issues are asked to contact us by email in advance of making reservations so that we may best accommodate your party. Please be aware that we do not offer listening devices.
  • Seating is usually general admission and begins 30 minutes before the performance. There is no late seating.
  • Unclaimed prepaid tickets may be released for company walk-ins prior to the start of the show.

The best way to reach us if you have questions or require assistance is to email us at or call 415.626.4061.

Contact Us

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

Box Office:
Phone: 415.626.4061