Green Card Project.
…the applicant was becoming a well adjusted performer as they had to tell several stories to the audience of one (the officer), and also make sure that they are assuming the right personality for their “character”.
…the applicant was never a good actor, or a theater enthusiast to begin with. They in fact would suffer from stage fright every time they were tasked with something as minimal as announcing a short statement to a group of people… But this, this was giving them quite a thrill.
Appropriate for ages 13+
This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater, dance, circus, music, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret, pop-up events, workshops, artist talkbacks, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.
Creative Team: Sohrab Haghverdi, Mackenzie Raine Kirkman, Alexsys Frierson
About the Artist
Sohrab Haghverdi is a theatre artist from Tehran, Iran. Since arriving 8 years ago, he has received a Bachelor’s degree in Acting from University of Northern Colorado and a Master’s in Devised Performance from Pig Iron/University of the Arts. Isolation even in the presence of others has been a recurring experience for Sohrab as a cancer survivor, a member of a marginalized community, and one of a few Iranian creators in the Philly theatre community. He uses theatre to go to uncomfortable, shameful, fear-invoking places and attempt to take the audience on that journey with him. His goal is to offer an experience that reveals more of himself and those who suffer the same pains.