Society & Culture
Interview with Iraqi-American playwright Heather Raffo
World renowned playwright and actor Heather Raffo joins Muslimish for a discussion on her life and her work. As an Iraqi-American during the Gulf Wars, Raffo discusses the changes she witnessed in the country, the bonds developed with her Iraqi family, and subsequently the writing of her acclaimed play, 9 Parts of Desire. She shares her experience putting forward an Iraqi protagonist in a highly political American context and reflects on the importance of platforming Iraqi women’s voices in a human and "soulful" way. She is now performing her new play titled 'Noura' about an Iraqi immigrant family living in New York, loosely based on Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Tune into the conversation to hear more!
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