Middle Eastern

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A Bomb in the Heart

By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A call late at night has Wahab springing into action. Despite a blinding snowstorm, an irritating bus driver, and a spinning wheel of worries, Wahab travels to his dying mother’s hospital room. A journey of two kinds, A Bomb in the Heart is about a young man’s relationship ... Read more

Heavens

By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Isolated in a secret location, an international team of intelligence personnel are given the task of intercepting and decoding cryptic messages from terrorists. The sudden and unexplained suicide of one of the case's key agents forces the team to probe into their colleague's ... Read more

House of Many Tongues

By Jonathan Garfinkel

During the Six Day War, an Israeli general found an abandoned house and made it his home. Forty years later, the general, along with his imaginative and distant son Alex, live in peaceful solitude. When a Palestinian writer shows up with is daughter and lays claim to the house ... Read more

Mahmoud

By Tara Grammy & Tom Arthur Davis

Mahmoud is an exuberant, if overwhelmingly passionate, Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver who relishes the chance to regale his passengers with his love of Persian culture. Emanuelos, a fabulously gay Spanish perfume salesman, can talk a mile-a-minute about his boyfriend, Behnam. ... Read more

Modern Jewish Plays

Edited by Jason Sherman
Afterword by Ross Manson

Six plays. Six playwrights. Six takes on Israel. From those who've been there, those who live there, and those that don't.
"Jews are modern people. On every subject we are rational, we are children of enlightenment. Except. About Jews." —Masada by Arthur Milner

"You are sovereign. ... Read more

Palace of the End

By Judith Thompson

Based around the lives of three distinct characters—a young soldier imprisoned for her misconduct at a prison camp in Iraq, a microbiologist-cum-weapons inspector who exposes the false justifications for war, and a mother/political opponent of Saddam Hussein—Palace of the ... Read more

Scorched

By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Wajdi Mouawad's writing is powerful; a beautifully penned story that paves a path to a mother's unspeakable pain. The closer Janine and Simon get to finding the source of her silence, the closer they are to uncovering a tragedy so horrific it will engulf the world they know. ... Read more

State of Denial

By Rahul Varma

Odette is a young Rwandan-Canadian filmmaker who has travelled to Turkey to investigate stories of genocide and hidden identity for an upcoming film. When she interviews Sahana, an elderly Muslim woman who has spent her life assisting survivors of the Armenian genocide, she ... Read more

Stories from the Rains of Love and Death

Translated by Soheil Parsa
With Peter Farbridge & Brian Quirt

Aurash by Bahram Beyza'ie, translated and adapted by Soheil Parsa with Brian Quirt, edited by Peter Farbridge

Based on a Persian myth dating back over one thousand years, in the 1970s the fable was adapted into a dramatic narrative by Bahram Beyza'ie. In Beyza'ie's story, Aurash, ... Read more

Talk

By Michael Nathanson

Talk is a funny, complex, and touching look at a friendship torn asunder by clashing views about the Middle East conflict, examining both the power of language and the nature of friendship.Winner of the 2010 CAA Carol Bolt Award