Map of Myself

A Map of Myself

A 70-Minute, One-Woman Revolution on War, Immigration, Language, Home, History, DNA, and Everything in Between

After much deliberation, Sara Abou Rashed and The Marsh have decided to postpone the remaining 2 shows of A Map of Myself.

Due to these unprecedented circumstances, which pose severe financial repercussions for our community and for The Marsh, we hope you will consider donating the cost of your ticket back to The Marsh as a tax-deductible donation or you may opt to receive a DOGPASS for future attendance to a Marsh performance.

Consider donating your tickets back to The Marsh as
a tax-deductible contribution.

Our preference is to welcome you to the Marsh Theater, but by donating your tickets back to The Marsh, you will support our Artists during this unprecedented time. In return, we will send you a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.

Receive a DOGPASS

Given these unique circumstances, The Marsh is happy to make an exception to our regular policy by offering DOGPASSES good for another Marsh performance.Please contact us in the box-office by phone at 415-282-3055 Mon-Fri 1-4pm or by email at to let us know of your preference.

We THANK YOU for your continued support and wish for your continued health.

Written & Performed by Sara Abou Rashed
Directed by Larry Smith

Show Description

A Map of Myself is a 75-minute, one-woman revolution on war, immigration, language, home, history, DNA, and everything in between. It’s a performance-based on the now 20-year-old Sara Abou Rashed’s life story combining acting, classic storytelling, and dynamic spoken-word poetry, in which she recounts her and her family’s journey of immigration from war-torn Damascus, Syria to an America that welcomed her. Sara offers a humane understanding of the immigrant experience and asks of us the most personal and yet universal of questions: How does where we come from shape us? And what does it mean to find “home”?

Artist Biography

Sara Abou Rashed is a 20-year-old Palestinian-Syrian-American poet and speaker. She has keynoted at numerous conferences around the U.S., delivered a TEDx Talk, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sara is a junior at Denison University, where she studies Creative Writing and International Relations.

Larry Smith is the creator of Six-Word Memoir® project and bestselling book series and has been called, “on a quest to spark self-expression in everyone” by Oprah Magazine. Larry met Sara in 2015 while teaching a storytelling workshop for teens at The Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. That night Sara shared her Six-Word Memoir, “Escaped war; war never escaped me.” Those six words became the spark for a collaboration that has become a 70-minute, one-woman show, A Map of Myself, which makes its West Coast debut at The Marsh.

Larry would like the thank Stephanie Weisman and the whole team at The Marsh, a place where he first fell in love with the one-person form in the ‘90s. Sara would like the thank her mom, Razan Oueis, and her grandmother, Miriam, who have guided her on every step of her journey.

Tickets: $20 $35 
$55 and $100 Reserved Seating
$15 Student tickets with Valid ID

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