The Broad Stage and esteemed LA-based publisher Red Hen Press return with season two of the Red Hen Press Poetry Hour, moderated by award-winning actor/writer Sandra Tsing Loh on July 16, 2020 at 6pm.

This new series of episodes brings together performing artists and poets to explore social justice themes central to works featured in The Broad Stage’s 2020/21 Season and is a part of monthly programming via the online portal The Broad Stage at Home broadcasting through December.

On Thursday July 16 at 6 pm PT, a program entitled Finding Truths and Creating Art in Exile features Award-winning playwrights Iranian-American Sholeh Wolpé and Iranian Nassim Soleimanpour. Soleimanpour’s most recent play Nassim will be performed in The Broad Stage 2020/21 season in April 2021.

They are joined by acclaimed guests, award-winning poet and playwright Nathalie Handal, award-winning Armenian poet Lory Bedikian, and more, for readings and conversations on bridging the gap between perceptions and reality of cultural norms. The artists will explore the lives they live—and the lives that people in the West imagine for them.

The live stream begins at 6:00 pm on July 16, 2020 on FB LIVE –

Visit the Broad Stage website to find out more –