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Mahmoud

Mahmoud
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Tara Grammy & Tom Arthur Davis
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 96
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 1770913246
ISBN-13: 9781770913240
About the Play:

Finalist for the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. 

Winner of the 2012 Best of Toronto Fringe and the 2012 New York Fringe Encore Series.

Mahmoud is an irreverent & hilarious 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 busy metropolitan city. Their stories come together over the course of an hour, and through their connections with the audience, themselves and each other, they explore the themes of displacement, immigration, home, and culture. The character of Mahmoud was inspired by the painting "The Dance of the Red Skirts" by Paul Klee and by a colourful Iranian-Canadian cab driver who drove performer/playwright Tara Grammy home one day.

What people say:

"A knockout." Time Out New York

"[Mahmoud] expertly manages the tension between the comedic and the dramatic through fine character crafting." — Toronto Review of Books

"The script weaves [the characters'] lives together in surprising ways, with some sensitive and sombre moments mixed with the laughs." — NOW Magazine

"Resonate(s) with such poignant and universal familiarity." LA Weekly

About the Playwrights:

Tara Grammy is an Iranian-Canadian actress and playwright. She has a B.A. with a specialist in Drama from the University of Toronto. Her unique multi-national perspective inspired her to create her award-winning one-woman show, Mahmoud, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in.

Tom Arthur Davis is an actor, playwright, and director. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he received an H.B.A. specializing in theatre. Davis is the Artistic Director of Pandemic Theatre, a Toronto based theatre company with a mandate for socio-political work.