Nine Parts: A One-Woman Film About the Lives and Loves of Iraqi Women


WHEN November 8, 2023
4:30-6 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Nearly 20 years ago Heather Raffo’s play, 9 Parts of Desire, premiered to widespread acclaim in London and Off-Broadway, later becoming a global theatrical phenomenon. Now, Raffo adapts her multi-award winning solo play about Iraqi women for the screen and for our current time. With a radical retelling, she brings these stories from Iraq to Michigan, offering a celebration of the Iraqi female experience and an explicit warning—the divisions Iraq endured are not unique, Iraq is a bellwether for America now.

Directed by Mike Mosallam
Produced by Nilou Safinya
In collaboration with People's Light Theater and Detroit Public Theater

Image credit: Skylar Landsee

  • Heather Raffo, Actor and Playwright
In conversation with
  • Catherine Coray, Arts Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • Nilou Safinya, Producer, "Nine Parts"; Founding Board President, Noor Theatre Company

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