Opening November 25th - SCRIPT #58

by aLana valentine
directed by Deborah Randall
november 25 - december 18, 2016

“...Alana Valentine however, is far from silent. Rather, she is one of the most prolific, politically potent and principled writers of her generation. And perhaps more than most playwrights she understands the revolutionary capacity of theatre within community..”

Angela Betzien, 2015


What do you do when you profoundly disagree with someone you love? 

At the heart of Soft Revolution: Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah is the story of a young Australian-born Muslim woman and an intergenerational clash with her own Aunt. Based on interviews with Afghani/ Australian Muslim women and produced with the support of a large number of Muslim women from a diversity of Muslim cultures in Australia, this play will compel audiences with its portrait of women who are articulate, highly educated and deeply spiritual.

Featuring: Nayab Hussain as Shafana and Meera Narasimhan as Sarrinah


Photos by Curtis Jordan



Venus Theatre is among the longest running women's theaters in the world. 

Venus Theatre has a knack for finding new scripts that make you ache and ruminate all at once—appealing at once to emotion and intellect, deeply, endlessly.

Too Perfect for Words.
- Kelly McCorkendale, DC Theatre Scene


Legitimate Off-Off Broadway
— Washington Post

Photo by: Adam Lowe

Photo by: Adam Lowe

Photo by: Adam Lowe


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