Pandemic Theatre will present MAHMOUD as part of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC. Written and performed by Tara Grammy, it the work of director and co-writer Tom Arthur Davis and 4-time Dora Award Winner Soheil Parsa as consulting director.
MAHMOUD is a one-woman show about an aging Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver, a fabulously gay Spaniard, and a young Iranian-Canadian girl, all trying to get by the day-to-day grind in a big metropolitan city.
Iranian born playwright/performer Tara Grammy invites us to watch as these characters' stories intertwine over the course of an hour, exploring themes of displacement, immigration, home, and culture. At once hilarious, insightful, and irreverent, MAHMOUD takes an exacting look at racism against Middle Eastern immigrants, homophobia within immigrant communities, and media-created stigmas surrounding Iranian (and Middle Eastern) culture.
Pandemic Theatre is a Toronto based theatre collective mandated to create and produce socio-political productions emphasizing personal stories within broader social, and political landscapes. It is led by a culturally diverse artistic collective.
Performances of MAMOUD are at Jimmy's No. 43 (43 E. 7th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave.)? on the following schedule:
- Friday, August 10 at 5:15PM
- Saturday, August 11 at 2:00PM
- Friday, August 17 at 7:15PM
- Sunday, August 19 at 5:30PM
- Friday, August 24 at 5:00PM
- Saturday, August 25 at 7:00PM
Tickets are $18 Door or $15 in advance at www.fringenyc.org or 866-468-7619. For more info visit www.mahmoudtaxi.com.