the little man won!

A San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle “Best Leading Actor” Award, for his work in “The Most Dangerous Highway in the World”. His first role in a play. Go Kiran! (and our director Evren)

“DANGEROUS HIGHWAY” nominated in S.F.

Congrats to Golden Thread!

“Golden Thread receives 9 Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award nominations, including Best Entire Production for both ‘The Most Dangerous Highway in the World’ and ‘Our Enemies.’ We are so happy that the work of our amazing artists are being recognized. We are especially proud of Kiran Patel, the then-13-year-old lead of ‘Highway’, who received a nod in the Best Actor category!”

Opening night of HIGHWAY

Opening night! So much love and care has been poured into this production. Thank you to Torange YeghiazarianEvren Odcikin, and all the staff at Golden Thread for putting their faith in me, asking all the right questions and supporting me over the years. To all my friends whose hands, eyes, and minds have graced this play and guided it along, you know who you are, and I thank you (this includes the National New Play Network, Playwrights Foundation, and all my friends at The Public.)

Some beautiful stills from the production…


Golden Thread

Some beautiful costume sketches created by our designer Courtney Flores for the upcoming production of THE MOST DANGEROUS HIGHWAY IN THE WORLD.






So excited to begin rehearsals for THE MOST DANGEROUS HGHWAY IN THE WORLD. Directed by my friend Evren Odcikin, and produced by the wonderful people at Golden Thread.

This is the culmination of three years of development, and I could not be in better hands.

The play runs May 6th-May 29th at the Thick House. More info here.


DANGEROUS HIGHWAY – announcement

Check out the press release in American Theater Magazine for Golden Thread’s 20th anniversary season, which I’m proud to be part of.

The season will start with the world premiere of Artigue’s The Most Dangerous Highway in the World(May 5–29). The play follows an 8-year-old Afghan boy who makes his living directing traffic on the highway connecting Jalalabad to Kabul. Artigue will be the first playwright produced on the Golden Thread mainstage who is not of Middle-Eastern descent. Golden Thread’s director of marketing and new plays Evren Odcikin will direct.