JUNE 14-16

CoRK North
CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle St

PROGRAM

 

Heather Raffo’s

9 PARTS OF DESIRE

 

starring ZEINA SALAME

creative team: CARYL BUTTERLEY, TIFFANY SULLIVAN FISH, and SOMMER FARHAT
guitarist: MICAH DAVIS

 

“God created sexual desire in ten parts, then he gave nine parts to women and one part to men” ~ Ali ibn Abu Talib

 

Heather Raffo’s 9 PARTS OF DESIRE reveals the women behind the veil, taking us inside the hearts of a cross section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical communist, a doctor, an exile, and wives and lovers. One gifted performer will share the stories of these nine women, creating a stunning portrait – heartbreaking, hilarious, and ultimately transcendent.

9 PARTS OF DESIRE is a masterfully woven exploration of what it means to maintain a belief in love, and the possibility of finding peace, in a country overshadowed by war.

Described by The New Yorker as “an example of how art can remake the world,” these stories will unveil the strength of the feminine spirit that transcends culture.

 


 


photos by DAVID GANO

 

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video by TAMI SALAME
STEPHEN DARE, Metro Jacksonville, says:

In almost all things, The 5 & Dime seems to prefer the pure theatre experience to the machinery and trappings of the industry, and it couldn’t be better suited. I would rather be captivated by the kinaesthetics of a talented performer than bored silly by a production that stars a complicated set. With this in mind, 9 Parts of Desire was a perfect example of Theatre reduced to its radical essentials, and is another solid brick in the foundation of the company’s reputation… we left the show more in tune with the world around us.

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CAST

ZEINA SALAME

as

Mullaya / Layal / Amal / Huda / The Doctor / Iraqi Girl / Umm Ghada / The American / Nanna

 

CREATIVE TEAM

CARYL BUTTERLEY
TIFFANY SULLIVAN FISH
SOMMER FARHAT

 

GUITARIST

MICAH DAVIS

 

PRODUCTION

Production Team: KIM SCHNEPF, LEE HAMBY, MAGGIE O’CONNOR, and PATRICIA GORMAN
Arabic Calligrapher: ISAM FARHAT
Marketing Coordinators: JUDY GOULD and DANIEL AUSTIN
Website & Poster Design: CARYL BUTTERLEY
PR Photographer & Videographer: TAMI SALAME
Box Office Manager: KRYSTEN BENNETT
Reception Coordinator: KIM SCHNEPF
Production Videographer: SUSAN J ROCHE
Production Photographer: DAVID GANO

RECEPTION SPONSORS

 

AND THANK YOU TO …

Crystal Floyd, Gordon Goede, Beth Harvey, Craig Leavitt, Shawn LeNoble, Toni Philips, Ellen Easter Powell, Susan J Roche, Tami Salame, and…

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