EVENT: What Do the Women Say? Roots & Reflections
DATE: March 8 at 8:00pm
WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY?
This year’s program showcases the work of leading Middle Eastern women artists at the crossroads of tradition and experimentation. The event features Djamila, a tribute performance of rarely-seen traditional Maghreb dance by Algerian master dance artist Amel Tafsout; an excerpt from the new feature Jaddoland by Nadia Shihab about her Iraqi Turkmen family; Zahra Noorbaksh’s preview from her upcoming world premiere, On Behalf of All Muslims: A Comedy Special; and actress Nora El Samahy performing a staged reading of Yussef El Guindi’s Brass Knuckles, a ReOrient 2019 teaser. After the presentations, Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian will facilitate a conversation with the participating artists and the audience. Selected by the Food & Wine Magazine as one of 2018’s Top 10 best restaurants, Reem’s California will be back to sell freshly prepared Lebanese food in the lobby starting at 6pm. The full program is 100 minutes without intermission.
VENUE: Brava Theatre Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110