ABOUT THIS PLAY

Conceived and Created by Kholoud Sawaf

A special workshop production—10,000 Balconies is a new play, conceived, created and directed by Kholoud Sawaf (director of T2’s Vietgone), loosely inspired by Romeo and Juliet, and set in modern Syria. 10,000 Balconies is an intimate window into the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world, suffused with its poetry, music, dance, and movement, and centered on a story of love in contemporary Damascus.

10,000 Balconies ticket holders are invited to participate in a free pre-performance cultural workshop with the Artists who have developed this brand new work. In this half-hour workshop, with director Kholoud Sawaf (Vietgone) and Composer Hadi Eldebek (member of YoYo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble), audience members will learn more about the music, movement, dance and language in the show, and get the chance to try some of it themselves.

Free Pre-Show Workshops for Ticket Holders

Friday Aug 30 @ 6:30-7:00, Sat Aug 31 @ 6:30-7:00, Sun Sept 1 @ 12:30-1:00

(It's best to attend before your performance, but all are welcome anytime!)

CAST & CREATIVE

CAST

ALI ANDRE ALI Actor 7/Ensemble
MOHAMAD ALREFAI Actor 3/Ensemlbe
WASEEM ALZER* Actor 1/Ensemble
NOOR HAMDI Actor 6/Ensemble
VICTORIA NASSIF* Actor 2/Ensemble
ANTON OBEID* Actor 4/Ensemble
SADIEH RIFAI* Actor 8/Ensemble
NAJAT ARKADAN WASHINGTON Actor 5/Ensemble

CREATIVE TEAM

LAURA SHATKUS Co-Deviser/Dramaturg/Associate Director
HADI ELDEBEK Composer/Music Director
RAMZI EDILBI Musician/Choreographer
MOHAMAD ALREFAI Cultural/Costumes Consultant
KIMBERLY V. POWERS† Scenic Designer
EMILY CLARKSON Lighting Designer
ASIA-TWI MCCALLUM Sound Designer
MEGAN REILLY Projection Designer
CATE WORTHINGTON Stage Manager
LAUREN WAGNER Production Assistant
JOSH HARPELL Run Crew

PRODUCTION TEAM

Costume Coordinator SAM BURROW
Props Master BRODIE JASCH
Scenic Charge and Props Artist ASHLEIGH BURNS
Production Assistant LAUREN WAGNER
Intimacy Director MOLLIE ARMOUR
Text & Vocal Coach STEVEN MARZOLF
Carpenters BEN BERGSTROM, JERRY JENSEN, TATSUYA ITO
Painters ADDIE GRIFFIN, JENNIFER TALIAFERRO
Audio Technician ALEX CARR
Run Crew JOSH HARPELL

† Member, United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829

* Member, Actors‘ Equity Association



SHOW SPONSORS

10,000 Balconies is made possible in part by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Additional support is provided by Susan and Orville Hall and the The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas


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