Manus

Director and Researcher: Nazanin Sahamizadehh / Verbatim Theatre Group

Playwright: Leila Hekmatnia, Keyvan Sarreshteh

Actors: Ebrahim Azizi, Ehsan Bayatfar, Ali Pouya Ghasemi, Hana Kamkar, Hamid Reza Mohammadi, Nasrin Nakisa, Nazanin Sahamizadeh and Misagh Zare

Plot Summary: Manus as the first ever Iranian show programmed for Adelaide main festival, is a Verbatim play of eight forgotten Iranian refugees who have been detained on their way to Australia in two islands of Manus and Nauru for more than five years now. Each of these persons reminisce their personal reasons for fleeing Iran, they recall and tell the story of all the pressure and risks they took throughout their journey and details of what they have been put through while in exile and imprisoned.

 

Previous Shows:

  • 36th International Fadjr Theater Festival, January 2018
  • Bangladesh, International Theater Festival of Nandimukh, October 2017
  • Bangladesh, Flower and Bliss International Theater Festival, Shilpokala Academy, October 2017
  • India, Kerala International Theatre Festival, January 2018
  • Adelaide Festival, March 2019

Awards: 

  • Nomination for Best actor, Fajr Intl Theatre Festival 2018, Ehsan Karami, Hamid Reza Mohammadi
  • Winner of Best Playwright, Fajr Intl Theatre Festival 2018
 
 

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