9 Parts of Desire post show discussions

August 4, 2009

Here’s what we’re cooking for post-show discussions for 9 Parts of Desire:

Friday, October 9 Nadia Keilani, Iraqi Women and the Undemocratic Impact of ‘Democracy’
Nadia Keilani is an Iraqi-American who immigrated to the United States in 1981. She is a practicing attorney and civil rights activist. Since the early 1990’s, she has given numerous speeches and lectures on the issue of U.S.-Iraqi relations as well as the topic of women’s rights in Iraq and other parts of the Arab world.

Sunday, October 11 – Dr. Ghada Osman, Interpretations of the Role of Women in Islam
Ghada Osman is Director of the Center for Islamic & Arabic Studies at San Diego State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies and an M.A. in Islamic Studies, and frequently gives lectures on Islam and various aspects of Muslim societies.

Sunday, October 18 – Janet Hayatshahi, Talk-back with the Director of 9 Parts of Desire
Janet has been active in the San Diego theatre scene as a director, actor, and producer since 1999. Her most recent directing credits include The Turn of the Screw at Cygnet Theatre, Inside Story: Middle-Eastern Tales for the Theatre of the World Festival 2009 at SDSU, and a staged reading of 9 Parts of Desire for the Thurgood Marshall Human Rights and Global Citizenship.

Thursday, October 22 – Dr. Shelley Orr, Theater and Social Change: How Theater Can Give Us A New Perspective
Shelley Orr teaches in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University in the graduate and undergraduate programs. She heads the dramaturgy area at SDSU. She holds a PhD in Theatre and Drama, an MFA in Dramaturgy, and is President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).

Saturday, October 31 – Judith L. Seid, The Role of Money & Women in the Middle East – A Key Driver Toward Sustainable Prosperity
Judith Seid is the founder of Blue Summit Financial Group, a San Diego-based financial services firm specializing in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). After fifteen years of helping investors align their money with their values, Judy has been recognized as this year’s SRI Advisor of the Year by Boomer Market Advisor and has also been awarded the National Association of Women in Business (NAWBO) Green Community award, and the U.S. Small Business Administration 2009 Women Owned Business of the Year Award.

Tickets: www.moolelo.net or 619-342-7395


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