GOLDEN THREAD PRODUCTIONS is the first American theatre company devoted to plays from or about the Middle East. For 25 years, Golden Thread has created artistic excellence with plays that defy stereotypes, and engage diverse communities. Initiated as a response to the theatre closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Middle East Center Stage is Golden Thread's podcast series of audio plays. We are thrilled by the opportunity to reach audiences across the globe through this medium.goldenthread.org
Golden Thread Productions presents an original radio play for youth and families. In response to the success of our in-person tour to forty Bay Area schools and libraries, Leila’s Quest for Flight is now a radio play, released just in time for the holiday season! Now available as a streamable podcast, this inspirational story is free to access from the comfort of your home and to share with loved ones near and far.
Synopsis - When the optometrist shatters little Leila’s dream of becoming a pilot, a menagerie of mythic birds gather to help her accomplish her goal. Drawn from beloved Palestinian folktales, Leila’s Quest for Flight incorporates music, dance, and physical comedy. These dynamic shows are entertaining for all ages, connecting diverse cultural traditions to contemporary themes. Golden Thread Fairytale Players offer a dynamic repertoire of performances for young audiences, with plays based on traditions and folklore from across the Middle East.
Written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian drawn from Palestinian folktales
Production design by Mokhtar Paki
Sound design by James Ard
Featuring: Simon Bloch & Maya Nazzal
Stage Manager: Sarah Al-Kassab
Thank you to Wendy Reyes, our media volunteer.
This production was made possible in part with generous support from the Harbor Point Charitable Foundation.