Golden Thread presents

ReOrient 2009 – The First Ten Years

Festival of Short Plays Exploring the Middle East


November 19 – December 13

Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 5pm

at the Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco

Advance tickets available online $12-20 and passes $35-75


Golden Thread celebrates the tenth anniversary of this one-of-a-kind festival of short plays exploring the Middle East featuring a world premiere by MacArthur Genius award-winner Naomi Wallace, as well as a retrospective of plays from the festival’s past ten years including works by Yussef El Guindi, Motti Lerner, Betty Shamieh, Kevin Doyle, Torange Yeghiazarian and Caveh Zahedi.


In association with the festival, Golden Thread will present a two-day gathering of theatre artists and field specialists engaging in discussions about Middle Eastern-American Theatre, Internet conferencing with theatre artists in the Middle East, and an original play interactively performed in San Francisco and Cairo via the Internet.


In addition, the Forum will showcase the best of Bay Area Middle Eastern Arts with performances by Ballet Afsaneh and Aswat Bay Area Arabic Choir, along with an exhibit of visual arts by local Middle Eastern artists.


The ReOrient Forum will be held at the Theatre Artaud, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco, December 5 and 6.


Please visit Golden Thread's website for all the latest programming and ticketing information, at