Dance of Torn Papers

Teaser by: Ali Mostolizadeh

Teaser by: Ali Mostolizadeh

Dance of Torn Papers

Nowadays Theatre company presented the English premier of “Dance of Torn Papers” with diverse artists at DanceMakers, studio 313, Toronto, in 2018. It opened on Tuesday October 30 and closed on Sunday November 4th, every day at 7:30 PM, with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday November 3rd.

Nowadays theatre at the same time mounted this play in Farsi language with Iranian actors in farsi 3 days, from Nov 2nd to Nov 4th, every day at 5pm.

One of the most recognized Iranian play, “Dance of Torn Papers” by Mohammad Yaghoubi – is a meta theatrical episodic piece, including 10 short plays that mix realism and surrealism. Each of the episodes takes place in the same hotel room, but revolves around a different relationship.
It was named “Best Play” by the National Critics Association of Iran and received awards for “Best Direction” and “Best Play”. This project was made possible through the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.
Supported by The Social Smiths
Playwright: Mohammad Yaghoubi
Directed by: Aida Keykhaii & Mohammad Yaghoubi
Translated by: Naz Malekan and Hasti Havari
Edited by: Sarah Marchand

English premier cast (in alphabetical order): Tina Bararian, Faraz Farsijani, Sarah Marchand, Nicholas Koy Santillo, Jonathan Shaboo, Rouvan Silogix, Banafsheh Taherian, and Annie Yao.

Farsi language cast (in alphabetical order): Sadaf Aghvelian, Ali Alavi, Mahsa Ershadifar, Faraz Farsijani, Molood Golab, Farid Hosseini, Pooyeh Jalalipour, Mahta Molatalb, Mona Motaghed, Farzad Nazarimoghadam, Oyan Salahshoor, Sanaz Vahdat

Lighting Designer: Chin Palipane
Stage Manager: Armon Ghaeinizadeh
Assistant director: Mahsa Ershadifar
Teaser by: Ali Mostolizadeh
Poster: Saman Farzaneh

Where: Studio 313, DanceMakers, 15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

2 replies
  1. Alireza Parsai says:

    Dance of Torn Papers was a magical show. The flow of the show and the performances were phenomenal. I was impressed by the artistic direction of this theatrical performance. The set design was simple but impressive. I also loved the venue. Kudos to all of you for the great job.

  2. Gillian Kerr says:

    The writing in Dance of Torn Papers was brilliant. I loved the background conversation between husband (writer) and wife (critic) and how it framed the ten plays. The actors were terrific. Congratulations for a wonderful play.


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