Parifam by Aki Yaghoubi

Mar 9–19, 2023
Historic Theatre, The Cultch

Past and present, memories and secrets, swirl and blend in this powerful new play.

Detached from family and friends, Parifam Mana draws and paints in her private studio in Montréal—a place where memory and inspiration are in a continuous battle. Parifam‘s world is turned upside down when her childhood friend Ramak re-enters her life. Parifam and Ramak grapple with the hidden truths that linger in their past—soon to be revealed in an exhibition on Persian culture at a museum they built together.

Content note: Parifam contains nudity, verbal description and image of sexual violence of a minor, depictions of a woman in labour in prison, mentions of abortion, anxiety, depression, rape, victim-blaming, censorship, and politics. Parifam is not recommended for audiences under 16 years old.

A co-production with Medusa Theatre Society and presented by The Cultch

April 4–14, 2024

The Cultch Historic Theatre

Cast
Foojan Nixie Shabrang
Nazanin Shoja
Donia Kash
Alex Shirdel
Craig Erickson
Arsham Farasat

Creative Team
Aki Yaghoubi – Playwright
Panthea Vatandoost – Director
Stephanie Wong – Producer
Peri Allan – Artistic Producer (Medusa Theatre Society)
Parjad Sharifi – Set and Co-Props Designer
Megan Lane – Co-Props Designer
elika mojtabaei – Costume Designer
Jonathan Kim – Lighting Designer
Ruby Singh – Sound Designer and Composer
Joel Grinke – Projection Designer
Jamie Sweeney – Production Manager
Liam Hunt – Technical Director
Jessica Bournival – Stage Manager
Evan Ren – Stage Manager
Caroline Tang – Apprentice Stage Manager
Sam Jeffery – Intimacy Director

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