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9 Parts of Desire

by Heather Raffo

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9 Parts of Desire

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Thursday at 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 3pm & 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
No matinee on Saturday, January 29, 2022


Featuring Sarab Kamoo in a one-woman, tour-de-force performance, the play details the lives of nine Iraqi women that span the decades between the first and second Gulf Wars and occupation. It is a portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical Communist, doctors, exiles, wives and lovers. This work delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war. Please click here for a note about trigger warnings.

Click here to download a Dramaturg Presentation on the Williamston Theatre's production of 9 Parts of Desire.

Click here to watch a video of the February 13 talk back with Sarab Kamoo, Heather Raffo, and Ed Nahhat.

Creative Team



  • Thespie Award, Best Actress: Sarab Kamoo
  • Thespie Award, Best Set: Jennifer Maiseloff
  • Pulsar Award, Best Actress in a Play: Sarab Kamoo
  • Pulsar Award, Best Sound Design: John Lepard
  • Wilde Award for Best One Person Show
  • Wilde Award for Best Scenic Design: Jennifer Maiseloff
  • Wilde Award for Best Sound Design: John Lepard
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