Working in the Theatre: In the Field – Munaf Alsafi

“Theatre saved my life. I was going through a very difficult time, a lot of personal changes and turmoil in my life. I was in a play for this first time, and I felt so alive, beautiful, and empowered. I felt hope in the world, and I felt for the first time in a long time that I could do something about the things that are important to me, through this medium.” – actor and musician Munaf Alsafi

The immigration story is not new to the world of theatre nor is it new for artists working in the theatre. Munaf Alsafi of Golden Thread Productions shares his journey from Iraq to Alabama. From learning the blues in Tuskegee to protesting the Gulf War in San Francisco, watch this glimpse of his story to see how theatre connects us all.