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World Premieres

Orhan by E.H. Benedict

Birds Flew In by Yussef El Guindi

Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, CA (2012)

Building on the success of our tenth anniversary festival in 2009, ReOrient 2012 will turn San Francisco into a Mecca for innovative, spirited, and thought-provoking theatre from and about the Middle East. With short plays by playwrights from Iraq, Iran, Egypt, England, and the U.S., the latest ReOrient promises to be a one-of-a-kind exploration of this unique region and its theater, stories, and artists.

Director and producer

"The solo piece Birds Flew In is particularly powerful in Evren Odcikin’s pared-down production, largely due to a riveting performance by Nora El Samahy."

The Idiolect


Shoresh Alaudini, Nora El Samahy


Creative Team

Creative Team: Brendan Aanes (sound design), Alejandro Acosta (lighting design), Wesley Apfel (stage manager), Michelle Mulholland (costume design), Ash Nichols (assistant stage manager), Tanya Orellana (scenic design), Alex Peri (props), Michelle Smith (assistant stage manager)

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