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NINE PARTS OF DESIRE BY HEATHER RAFFO

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Start:
Mar 7, 2005
End:
Mar 7, 2005
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Segal Theater

FOUR EVENINGS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARAB AMERICAN FEMALE WRITERS/PERFORMERS

Join us in a series of evenings exploring the performances and theatre work of Arab American Theatre artists. In four evenings, five Arab American women present their unique views on the current events, the war, and growing up Arab in America. This series offers an incite into the Arab American women’s experience through the medium of theatre and performance. A bi-coastal sampling of award winning playwright and performance artists featuring one-woman shows, performance pieces and a reading.

The series is curated by Dalia Basiouny, a Ph.D. student in the CUNY Graduate Center Theatre Program. Ms. Basiouny is a theatre director and winner of a Fulbright Arts grant. She is currently writing her dissertation on Arab American Women Playwrights after 9/11.

NINE PARTS OF DESIRE BY HEATHER RAFFO

Iraqi American playwright and actress, Heather Raffo, scored a big hit off-Broadway with Nine Parts of Desire, a one-woman play in which she portrays a cross-section of Iraqi women. Nine Parts of Desire is one of the few New York theater successes this year. The play has garnered rave reviews and been extended three times since it opened in October. Heather Raffo will perform a section of Nine Parts of Desire that is based on interviews she conducted with Iraqi women in Iraq and in exile over the last decade. Raffo weaves the stories of these women, in her exquisite solo performance that captures, shocks, and inspires.

6:30 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2005, Martin E. Segal Theatre