“Autobiography of a Terrorist” Free Staged Reading | SF
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Brava Theater | 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
“Golden Thread” Middle Eastern Staged Reading Series | SF
“The facts of my own identity have always been elusive for me. I never intended to be Iranian, you see. I wanted to be a white American. I still want to be a white American.”
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh has written an autobiographical play about growing up Iranian-Jewish in the U.S. in the 70’s and 80’s. As he and his well-meaning collaborators try to stage his script, things go quickly from bad to worse. Whiting Award–winning playwright and novelist Sayrafiezadeh (Brief Encounters with the Enemy) brilliantly pokes fun at the complications of hyphenated identity in America.
Autobiography of a Terrorist is part of New Threads 2015, Golden Thread’s popular staged reading series. This year’s series introduces five singular voices to the Bay Area. We invite you to laugh, cry, and think alongside these beautiful stories from and about the Middle East! Each play is teeming with unexpected humor, surprising characters, and important questions about the world we live in today.