Immigrants & Exile: Anniversary Showcase
Saturday, June 10, 2017
To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the “Immigrants & Exile” showcase, I invite you to join us for a magical evening. You will hear from returning and new performers: storytellers, musicians, comedians, and artists. The proceeds of this show will go directly to our performers. They work hard and like all of us, need to pay bills! Please help them continue to create their passion and art by your support.
From the beautifully inspiring creator,Elaheh Farmand:
We live in a diverse, multicultural melting pot, but do we really know each other’s stories of where we come from? Do we know the struggles we endured that led us to where we are? For those of us speaking English as a second language, what is it really like to speak a different tongue? What is it like to have dreams about the motherland, even when we’ve left it behind, long ago?
As an immigrant, I’ve learned that not everyone knows what it’s like to feel nostalgic about a place you can’t go back to. Even if you are not an immigrant, you may have experienced a sort of exile, a sort of longing for something that you can’t quite attain. I spent years in nostalgia and sadness. Music got me through this time, and so did writing and art. But what I needed most was a connection to people so that I could share my thoughts, my confusion, my loneliness.
This is why I created the Immigrants & Exile: Stories of Nostalgia & Longing showcase series.
See the event here: https://artery.is/showcases/immigrants_exile_anniversary_showcase
I am so honored to be a part of Stories of Nostalgia & Longing and share the story of my grandparents. You can learn more about how I’m sharing their story in my new solo play, FIBERS, and in my upcoming premiere of FACTORY TREASURE this July.
I hope to see you there!
41 Seabring Street,
Brooklyn NY 11231