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Mahmoud

by Tara Grammy & Tom Arthur Davis

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published: Feb 2015
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Mahmoud is an exuberant, if overwhelmingly passionate, Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver who relishes the chance to regale his passengers with his love of Persian culture. Emanuelos, a fabulously gay Spanish perfume salesman, can talk a mile-a-minute about his boyfriend, Behnam. And then there's Tara, an awkwardly charming Iranian Canadian preteen who just wants to be "normal," whatever that means. When the three strangers find themselves crossing paths in the busy streets of Toronto, their experiences with racism, sexism, homophobia, homesickness, and everything in between become intertwined in unexpected ways.

About the Authors
Tara Grammy is an Iranian Canadian actor and playwright. She was born in Tehran, but grew up in Toronto, with a few years spent in the United States and Germany. She has recently been featured in the 2014 CBS Sketch Comedy Diversity Showcase. Tara currently lives in Los Angeles but travels to Toronto often.
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Tom Arthur Davis is the founding artistic director of Pandemic Theatre, a theatre collective with a mandate for socio-political work. As an artist, he is interested in elevating marginalized voices through facilitating the creation of new work. Tom also works with the Toronto Fringe as the director of TENT, a program designed to provide emerging theatre artists with the tools to produce their own work. Works for the stage include: Mahmoud (co-writer), Take d Milk, Nah? (co-creator/dramaturge), The Only Good Indian (co-creator), and Situational Anarchy (dramaturge).
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Awards
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama
Editorial Reviews

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


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

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