Coinciding with the Convening on Global Performance, Civic Engagement, and Cultural Diplomacy, faculty and students from the University of Baghdad participated in a historic residency at The Lab, and presented a new Iraqi Arabic adaptation of 9 Parts of Desire by Lab Think Tank member Heather Raffo.

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. 9 Parts of Desire delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in the age-old war zone that is Iraq.


Supported by the National Theater / Ministry of Culture of Iraq in cooperation with University of Baghdad.