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ReOrient Forum


Deepen the Conversation
with ReOrient Forum

Presented in tandem with the ReOrient 2017 Festival of Short PlaysReOrient Forum includes two free panel discussions featuring master artists, as well as post-performance conversations with ReOrient artists and special guests.
Saturday, November 25, 4-6pm

Centering the Margins: Immigrant Voices and Brown Bodies Claiming the Narrative

For years — some might say centuries — America’s narratives have focused on the experience of white bodies as told through the eyes of the colonizer, framing the place of brown bodies in the process. What happens when we reorient our perspective? How do we shift the reference point away from a white narrative? How do we negotiate differences of experience and perspective within marginalized communities? (Presented in association with USF)

Participants: Eugenie Chan, Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Philip Kan Gotanda, Lauren Spencer, Eric Ting, and Torange Yeghiazarian

Potrero Stage (1695 18th Street, San Francisco)
Free and open to the public
Saturday, December 2, 4-6pm 

Dramaturgs ReOrient: Contextualizing the Middle East for American Audiences

Master Bay Area dramaturgs share challenges and successes of their work with Middle Eastern writers and plays. (Presented in association with LMDA)

Patricipants: Nakissa Etemad and Jayne Wenger, amongst others

Potrero Stage (1695 18th Street, San Francisco)
Free and open to the public 


Seven short plays. One unforgettable evening of theatre.

Think you know the Middle East? Think again. ReOrient 2017 will turn San Francisco into a mecca for innovative, spirited, and thought-provoking theatre from or about the Middle East. Nowhere else will you find plays and artists from Armenia, India, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S. all on one stage.

through December 10
Potrero Stage (1695 18th Street, SF)

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