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GREENHOUSE 2024: Saffron Stain

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Event Time 07:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m. PT
Cost Free
Location The Lab, Creative Arts Building 104
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The Creative Writing Department and Theatre Arts Department present GREENHOUSE 2024, the annual Greenhouse Reading Series festival of staged plays by M.A./M.F.A. Playwriting candidates in the Creative Writing Program. There will be five readings across the week in The Lab theater located in the Creative Arts Building. We hope to see you there!

    Saffron Stain 
    by Ferdos Heidari
    Directed by Hasti Jafari

    Is it worth it to leave home with a fragile hope in search for a new possibility in an unknown land? Saffron Stain follows Avat, a woman in her late twenties, as she immigrates to the US from Iran with her seven-year-old daughter, Bahar, in search of a better life. Avat must navigate the complexities of identity and cultural assimilation in her new home, and grapple with the challenges of surviving as a single mother and an immigrant. Through moments of heartache, humor, and revelation, the play invites audiences to bear witness to Avat's journey as she confronts her past and forges a path forward. 


    Greenhouse Reading Series

    • Monday, May 13Memories by Ben Zingos, Directed by Ely Sonny Orquiza
    • Tuesday May 14Gender Studies by Joshua Graves, Directed by Kieran Becia
    • Wednesday, May 15Saffron Stain by Ferdos Heidari, Directed by Hasti Jafari 
    • Thursday, May 16Glue by Lynn Mari, Directed by Adam L Sussman
    • Friday, May 17Jars by Marina Lee, Directed by Ciera Eis

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