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Kooni – Queer Acts Theatre Festival

July 13, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Written and performed by Izad Etemadi, Direction and Dramaturgy by Liza Balkan, Film Direction by Moze Mossanen and Stage Management by Steph Raposo. (60 Min, Bus Stop Theatre)

[koo-knee] Persian. Noun.
1. A person who is known to have anal sex. This term is most often used towards men to imply homosexuality.�2. Commonly used as an insult.�3. Mostly used as slang for “fag.”

“Dude, you’re so Kooni.”

His parents left Iran over 30 years ago in search for a better life for their children. Going back to Iran now could result in mandatory military service and even, death. But what if they hadn’t made that selfless choice? What would his life look like? This Canadian ‘Kooni’ contrasts his life in Canada with an imagined one in Iran, integrating the two worlds through live performance and video.

Izad last visited Halifax in 2015 with his comedic hit Love With Leila, which is currently on stage at OUTstages in Victoria.

The Bus Stop Theatre
Thursday July 13th, 8:00PM
Friday July 14th, 8:00PM
Sunday July 16th, 8:00PM

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Details

Start:
July 13, 2017
End:
July 16, 2017
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Organizer

Queer Acts Festival
Email:
queeracts@gmail.com
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/queeracts/

Venue

The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K3B5 Canada
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Phone:
1-888-639-1169
Website:
thebusstoptheatre.org