New Teaser for ASF’s World Premier Production of We Made Bread

Tickets available now!

Tickets Available Now!

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Tickets are currently available for  ASF’s upcoming World Premier Event!

The World Premier of We Made Bread featuring Kuwaiti Actress Nadia Ahmad.  December 10-20 at the Royce Gallery in San Francisco

First meeting of the creative team for WE MADE BREAD

We are very excited to open the rehearsal and workshop period of WE MADE BREAD tonight. What an incredible honor to have Nadia Ahmad, Vickie Rozell, Louanne Moldovan and Sarah Conner-Brown in the same room for the first time!


Join us for our staged reading of Antony and Cleopatra

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Join us on July 25 at 8pm at the Fess Parker Studio theatre on the campus of Santa Clara University for a reading of one of Shakespeare’s most epic plays.

One fateful meeting reshapes the ancient world when the great Roman warrior Mark Antony, like Caesar before him, falls in love with the incomparable Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s tragedy presents history as a breathtaking pageant full of passion, intrigue, exotic locales and the larger-than-life characters that brought about the death of an Egyptian dynasty and the birth of the Roman Empire.

Directed byVickie Rozell and featuringAldo Billingslea*, Sofia Ahmad*, Audrey Rumsby, Michael Standifer, William J. Brown III*, Christian Haines*, Melissa Ortiz*, Alexandra Russell, Andrew Erwin, Laura Jane Bailey*, Jennifer Le Blanc*, Teddy Spencer*, and Annamarie MacLeod.

*Member of Actor’s Equity
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Nadia Ahmad to Star in the World Premier Production of We Made Bread


Nadia Ahmed

We are thrilled announce that Kuwaiti actress Nadia Ahmad will be starring in this Fall’s World Premier of We Made Bread at the Royce Gallery in San Francisco.

Nadia is an acclaimed Arab Media personality and actress whose experience intersects theatre, film and television. Whether on stage or screen, Nadia’s magnetic personality, charisma and sensitivity never fail to captivate audiences. She co-hosts “Kalam Nawaem”, the MBC Network’s premier talk show (based on ABC’s “The View”) on its lead channel MBC 1. “Kalam Nawaem” is the longest running and consistently highest rated Television talk show in the Arab world. 

Nadia has performed with great panache on stages in Kuwait, Beirut and New York, winning wide spread acclaim from theatre stalwarts and critics alike. As a producer and director, she continues to develop major musical theatre productions in association with the National Council of Arts and Culture and the Amiri Diwan in Kuwait.

As an Activist, Nadia helped co-found the non-profit organization, the Lothan Youth Achievement Center ( in the wake of September 11, 2001 with her mother Fareah Al Saqqaf and other progressive and committed women from the Kuwaiti society. LOYAC runs several programs for the youth to develop their professional skills, enhance personal growth and to help them find a sense of purpose, including the LOYAC Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA), a non-profit institution offering free classes in any of the performing arts for troubled or under privileged youth who may have talent but no means or support to pursue it. LAPA is the first academy in Kuwait that caters to all aspects of the performing arts such as music, dance and theatre.

A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she earned her Bachelors of Science with honors, and a second major in Italian Language and Literature. Further education includes the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, where she earned her Masters of Fine Arts from the intensely competitive Peter Stark Producing Program.

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