Map of Myself

A Map of Myself

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

Written & Performed by Sara Abou Rashed
Directed by Larry Smith

Berkeley |Main Stage
Sunday | March 29th, 2020 | 2pm

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

Mar 29, 2020|Berkeley Main Stage
Sun at 2 pm
70 minutes| No Intermission | Ages 10+

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