The play examines the experience of an Iranian 29-year-old (Soleimanpour himself), as he is unable to leave the country due to his refusal to take part in military service, which is mandatory for all Iranian men. Unable to travel, he turned his isolation to his own advantage by honing a play which required no director, no set, and a different actor for each performance. Past performers include Mark Watson, Tom Basden, Juliet Stevenson, Tamsin Greig, and Janet Suzman; with an upcoming fresh performance by Nancy Wang of course.
Wang draws on her background in modern dance, ethnic dance, theater, and playwriting. With lyricism, and rhythmic and visual aesthetic, her performances stimulate the imagination with seamless movements. She has studied modern dance techniques of Martha Graham, Jose Limon and Hanya Holm. Also a practicing psychotherapist, Wang incorporates community activism in her performances with a goal of influencing diverse individuals through movement.
Proceeds from this event will benefit SoMa Pilipinas, the Filipino Social Heritage Special Use District (FSHD) located in the SoMa district in San Francisco. The district has been home to many Filipino immigrants since the 1920s and over the years, these communities built their own neighborhood, breathing Filipino culture and traditions. FSHD’s mission is to conserve assets old and new to serve the Filipino community living in SoMa today.
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June 02, 2016 at 8pm - 10pm
Chapel at Fort Mason
1100 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94123