I'll be performing my new one-woman show, There is a Portal, in Philly and NYC November 9 and November 29th. I'd love to see all your beautiful faces in the house! Please invite friends and family.
I really want to bring this to life in community spaces, school spaces, and use it as a tool to engage immigrant youth to tell their stories. I'd love any and all advice!
"Del Beh Del Rah Dareh ... From one heart to another there is a portal."
There is a Portal is Kayhan Irani’s latest multimedia performance project which uses storytelling, humor and participatory theater to create spaces for healing and authentic dialogue. Sharing memories of the Iranian revolution and family tales of migration she offers a glimpse into personal and political cycles of displacement, violence, and finding home. She also invites the audience to tell their own stories, both during the performance and in structured post-show storytelling.
Audience members weave a web of interconnected stories and histories to unearth the power and resilience of our human ties and claim a space of belonging. There is a Portal is a vehicle for authentic connection and community building. Creating spaces to deeply know each other’s lived experience we can divest from stock stories of who “belongs” and forward a radically inclusive vision of America.
It’s been such a pleasure sharing the Theater of the Oppressed tools with new people every month at a new, gorgeous space: The People’s Forum! The next workshop is on Saturday, December 1st from 12pm - 4pm. Check back on their site for registration details!
Look who’s hanging around the Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A.? Painted by the brilliant Aliza Nisenbaum this piece is part of an exciting new show called “One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art'“