سخن بگو Sokhan Begoo
On September 16th 2022, the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Jina Amini at the hands of Iran’s ‘morality police’ sparked mass protests across the nation. Two months on, and despite widespread internet blackouts, the world has been gripped by the footage coming out of Iran: a woman-led counter-revolution, where Iranians have turned out in their thousands to speak up and demand freedom.
Join us for a night of play readings from a diverse line up of Iranian writers. Featuring two newly-commissioned pieces alongside extracts from existing plays, the works amplify unheard voices from within Iran and the diaspora. With writing from Sepy Baghaei, Jasmin Mandi-Ghomi, Azade Shahmiri, Sanaz Toossi, Mohammad Yaghoubi and voices who have chosen to be anonymous.
The readings will be followed by a panel discussion amplifying the diversity of voices that exist within this rich and often misunderstood community.
Curator/director’s Sepy Baghaei and Diyan Zora have put together a list of resources to go alongside the readings:
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Friday 2 December
The ticket price for this event will go towards covering the fees of the artist involved.
We support audience members, unless medically exempt, to wear face coverings throughout the venue and in the auditorium, out of respect for others, and in support of the cast.
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