As the name of the project suggests, I developed the play as part of a collaboration between Iraqis from the city of Basra (the 'bride of the Gulf') and Americans from the city of Boston ('Beantown').
I really need to rename my play. It fights the tongue. Brides. Look. Forward.
Kathryn Howell, a co-artistic director at Fort Point Theatre Channel, will be directing the Boston-based cast. I was delighted earlier this year when English professor Samir Al Jasim asked his students in Basra to give the play a public reading, and provide me with detailed feedback and criticism.