Artist Bio

Sara Razavi
Sara Razavi (Director and Actor) graduated from UC Davis with a degree in sociology and theatre studies, which included a year-long theatre focus at University of Birmingham, in England. Razavi has been active in the MENA space for some time, first collaborating with Golden Thread Productions as a performer in ReOrient 2007, returning numerous times, with one of her most notable performances in 2009 as the monologist in The Monologist Suffers Her Monologue by Yussef El Guindi. In addition to performance, Razavi has directed several productions including Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah’s The Letter (2012) and The House (2015), Farzam Farrokhi’s 2012 (2012), Nahal Navidar’s Songs of our Childhood (2015), E.H. Benedict’s War on Terror (2017)and Sevan K. Greene’s A is For Ali (2017). In addition to Golden Thread, some of Razavi’s favorite Bay Area collaborations include various productions with Elastic Future, Maryam Rostami’s, Persepolis, Texas for CounterPULSE, and Denmo Ibrahim’s BABA for Alter Theatre (winner for San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award for “Best Original Script” and nominee for “Best Solo Performance”) and DARVAG production’s Death of Yazdgerd, directed by Evren Odcikin.  In 2013 she completed her MBA with a focus on social finance and is the CEO of Working Solutions CDFI, a community lender which provides capital and services to local small businesses serving Northern California. She lives in Oakland with her wife, and two young children.