Page 73: The Persians
Event by Page 73 Productions.
by Sanaz Toossi
directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Hosted by Artistic Director Michael Walkup, this conversation is the culmination of an eleven-day virtual residency for playwright Sanaz Toossi (2019 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow). During the residency, Sanaz will collaborate with director Pirronne Yousefzadeh and actors on her new play The Persians. The cast will read approximately 10 minutes of the play during this free, hour-long event that will also feature audience questions.
About The Persians:
Every year, an Iranian-American family gathers in Los Angeles to celebrate Norooz, the Persian New Year. Shadi and Mostafa find themselves increasingly at odds over their memories of the country they fled thirty years before, and the dissolution of their marriage forces their three children to reconsider their Iranian heritage against the backdrop of the 2016 election and its aftershocks.