NINE PARTS OF DESIRE by Heather Raffo
Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR (2020)
An intimate and complex portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of nine Iraqi women, this remarkable solo work offers a meditation on what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war. Based on her interviews with real women during the reign and fall of Saddam Hussein, Heather Raffo weaves utterly distinct voices into a tapestry of humanity, love, and endurance in the face of oppression.
This production closed on opening day due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and thus, does not have any reviews.
Nora el Samahy
Dina Abd El-Aziz (Costume Designer), James Ard (Sound Designer), Kate Boyd (Set Designer), Israa Hasani (Cultural Consultant), Michael Jones (Properties Artisan), Kristen Munn (Stage Manager), Katie Nguyen (Production Manager), Macarena Subiabre (Assistant Stage Manager), Solomon Weisbard (Lighting Designer)