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World Premieres

Picking Up the Scent by Yussef El Guindi

Ceasefire by Ken Kaissar

Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, CA (2015)

Think you know the Middle East? Think again! ReOrient 2015 will turn San Francisco into a mecca for innovative, spirited, and thought-provoking theatre from and about the Middle East. Nowhere else will you find plays and artists from Armenia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S. all on one stage.

Director and producer

"A stripped-down actor en actor tear jerker. There are glorious moments: virtually no set, just black curtains, and a few actors giving it their all."

Stark Insider

"If theater is community, it starts here... challenges your perspectives, and stomps all over your comfort zone, in the most poignant and beautiful way possible."

Stark Insider


Nora el Samahy, Abdulrahim Harara, Roneet Aliza Rahamim, Adam Roy, Damien Seperi


Creative Team

James Ard (sound design), Kenan Arun (assistant stage manager), Naseem Etemad (assistant stage manager), Jay Lasnik (scenic design), Wesley Apfel (production stage manager), Cassie Barnes (lighting design), Lizabeth Stanley (props), Brooke Jennings (costume design)

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