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Livestreaming a Conversation: NO SUMMARY with Golden Thread Fairytale Players
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Livestreaming a Conversation: NO SUMMARY with Golden Thread Fairytale Players

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a box

Friday 6 November 2020
United States
Livestreaming a Conversation: NO SUMMARY with playwrights Hassan Abdulrazzak, Tariq Hamami, Hannah Khalil, and Mona Mansour
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Livestreaming a Conversation: NO SUMMARY with playwrights Hassan Abdulrazzak, Tariq Hamami, Hannah Khalil, and Mona Mansour

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a box

Friday 23 October 2020
United States
NO SUMMARY with playwright Naghmeh Samini
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NO SUMMARY with playwright Naghmeh Samini

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a Box

Wednesday 7 October 2020
United States
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Livestreaming a Conversation: NO SUMMARY with Golden Thread Fairytale Players
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: NO SUMMARY with Golden Thread Fairytale Players

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a box

Friday 6 November 2020
United States

Golden Thread Productions presents NO SUMMARY with Golden Thread Fairytale Players livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 6 November 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Livestreaming a Conversation: NO SUMMARY with playwrights Hassan Abdulrazzak, Tariq Hamami, Hannah Khalil, and Mona Mansour
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Livestreaming a Conversation: NO SUMMARY with playwrights Hassan Abdulrazzak, Tariq Hamami, Hannah Khalil, and Mona Mansour

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a box

Friday 23 October 2020
United States

Golden Thread Productions presents NO SUMMARY: a conversation with playwrights Hassan Abdulrazzak, Tariq Hamami, Hannah Khalil, and Mona Mansour livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 23 October 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

portrait of playwright Naghmeh Samini
NO SUMMARY with playwright Naghmeh Samini
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NO SUMMARY with playwright Naghmeh Samini

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a Box

Wednesday 7 October 2020
United States

Golden Thread Productions presented NO SUMMARY: a conversation with playwright Naghmeh Samini livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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SEGAL TALKS with Marvin Carlson
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SEGAL TALKS with Marvin Carlson

A conversations on US and global theatre and performance

Wednesday 23 September 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Marvin Carlson livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

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Erasing the Middle East
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Erasing the Middle East

White Gatekeeping and the Painful Path of Progress

17 September 2020

Ali-Reza Mirsajadi talks about struggles for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) artists in the American theatre community and details some of the changes that are happening for inclusivity and equity.

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A Performance of Snapshots 2.0 by Convergence Theatre  
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A Performance of Snapshots 2.0 by Convergence Theatre
 

New Virtual Theatre about Islam, Sexuality, and Cultural Appropriation

 

Saturday 13 June 2020
United States

Convergence Theatre presented its virtual performance of Snapshots 2.0 by Asif Majid, livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 13 June 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 7 p.m. GMT (London, UTC+0).

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Raga Maqam
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Raga Maqam

Performing from multiple locations in coordination with CultureHub

Monday 30 March 2020
New York City

Brooklyn Raga Massive, the India Center Foundation, and CultureHub presented Raga Maqam livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 30 March 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / Tuesday 31 March at 12 a.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Gathering to Define Community
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Gathering to Define Community

On the National Convening for Artists of Middle Eastern, North African, and Southwest Asian Descent

5 March 2020

Denmo Ibrahim reports on the National Convening for Artists of Middle Eastern, Southwest Asian, and North African Descent, which took place in San Francisco in November 2019.

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Storytelling as an Act of Survival
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Storytelling as an Act of Survival

The Tradition of Hakawati and its Influence on We Live in Cairo

10 December 2019

Lama El Homaïssi reflects on her experience working with American Repertory Theater on their musical We Live in Cairo, diving into representation in storytelling, the oral Hakawati tradition, and more.

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Africana Dance Dramaturgies: How Do We Represent?
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Africana Dance Dramaturgies: How Do We Represent?

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Monday 18 November 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Africana Dance Dramaturgies: How Do We Represent? livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 18 November 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 3:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 23:30 GMT (London, UTC +0)

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ReOrient 2019: National Convening of Middle East and North African Theatre Artists
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ReOrient 2019: National Convening of Middle East and North African Theatre Artists

Hosted by Golden Thread, San Francisco

Saturday-Sunday 9-10 November 2019
San Francisco, California, USA

Golden Thread presented ReOrient 2019: National Convening of Middle East and North African Theatre Artists livestreamed from San Francisco, California on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 9 November and Sunday 10 November 2019.

Towards Arab Dramaturgies Symposium
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Towards Arab Dramaturgies Symposium

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Thursday 27 September 2018
New York, NY, United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the  Towards Arab Dramaturgies symposium livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 27 September and Friday 28 September. Follow @HowlRound on Twitter for updates, and use #howlround.

 

The Meet the Writers panel from Middle Eastern MixFest
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The Meet the Writers panel from Middle Eastern MixFest

Atlantic Theater Company in New York

Wednesday 8 August 2018
New York City, NY, United States

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presented the Panel: “MEET THE WRITERS” of Middle Eastern MixFest livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 8 August at 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York). 

Arab Classic Plays
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Arab Classic Plays

Wednesday 19 April 2017
New York City, NY, United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presented Arab Classic Plays: Yusuf Idris (Egypt), Issam Mahfouz (Lebanon) + Sa’dallah Wannous (Syria) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 19 April at 2:00 p.m. EDT (New York) / 1:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 11:00 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles).

Requiem for a River
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Requiem for a River

Operatic Reflections on the Euphrates

17 April 2017

In this second installment, opera director Miranda Lakerveld discusses opera Requiem for a River, which is about the Euphrates River and fuses sacred texts and traditional music from various countries in the Middle East.

Staging a Conflict
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Staging a Conflict

Israel, Palestine, and the American Theatre

5 February 2017

Jamil Khoury writes about curating a series of six staged readings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that power of theatre to speak to controversial issues.

Middle Eastern America and the Theatre of Belonging
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Middle Eastern America and the Theatre of Belonging

2 February 2017

Zeina Salame shares her experience attending a reading of Heather Raffo’s Noura produced by Noor Theatre, and discusses the social impact of Middle Eastern American theatre in 2017.

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NO SUMMARY
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NO SUMMARY

Golden Thread presents online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a Box

NO SUMMARY is a curated online series that invites artists of Middle Eastern and North African heritage to discuss the many layers of their identity and how it impacts their work and artistic choices.

IETM Campaign for Freedom of Expression
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IETM Campaign for Freedom of Expression

This series discusses issues of censorship in art within the Arab Region