By Heather Raffo Wed 10 Sep - Tue 4 Nov, 2003

'God created sexual desire in ten parts; then he gave nine parts to women and one to men.'

In Iraqi-American playwright Heather Raffo's new play, an Iraqi woman artist known for her daring use of the female nude, and rumoured affairs with men tied to the regime, paints into life an astonishing generation of women, exposing their radical, sexy and ultimately human stories.

'But I am good at being naked I mean, that's what I do, in secret.'

Nine Parts of Desire challenges both the rapidly changing Iraqi feminine identity and the western view of what such women must be thinking.


What the papers say

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'Raffo is a fine actress...The show challenges the audience's moral certainties and makes manifest the daily sufferings of Iraqi women and the people at large.'

The Guardian


Direction - Eva Breneman
Design - Amanda Ford
Lighting Designer - Tyler Micoleau


cast includes

Heather Raffo