Dance of Torn Papers

Dance of Torn Papers

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Mohammad Yaghoubi
60 minutes

Nowadays Theatre brings you an immersive 360˚ film experience of two short pieces from acclaimed Iranian playwright Mohammad Yaghoubi.

Reimagining his award-winning "Dance of Torn Papers," Yaghoubi has written two new works, "Mother" and "Birthday Present," for this double-bill world premiere. Watch in either English or Farsi, and be transported to a digital world where you will have complete control over where you look, just like you would in a live performance!

دو نمایش‌نامه‌ی جدید نوشته‌ی محمد یعقوبی نمایش‌نامه‌نویس و کارگردان سرشناس ایرانی-کانادایی که با استفاده از دوربین فیلم‌برداری ۳۶۰ درجه ضبط و منتشر شده‌اند.


Mohammad Yaghoubi
Assistant Director
Mahsa Ershadifar
Nicholas Koy Santillo
Aida Keykhaii
Mahsa Ershadifar
Maryam Mahdavi
Nicholas Koy Santillo
Olivia Viggiani
Sina Sasanifard
Stage Manager
Ellen Brooker
Intimacy Coordinator
Tammy Everett
Graphic Designer
Chantel Watts

More about the company

The Nowadays Theatre Company was founded by Iranian-Canadian immigrants in 2016. The majority of cast members for this show consist of BIPOC Artists.

Accessibility information

All Fringe On-Demand content is required to meet the following basic accessibility standards: videos are closed captioned, transcripts are available for all audio content, documents are screen-reader friendly, and all digital images are provided with alternative text descriptions. These access supplements have been generated by the company, and reviewed by the Festival. They may vary slightly from company to company.

"Dance of Torn Papers" is presented in English with Farsi subtitles, as well as in Farsi with English subtitles.

Land acknowledgement

The Nowadays Theatre Company was founded by first-generation Iranian immigrants in 2016. We have always been interested in creating cross-cultural dialogue and supporting cultural diversity in Canada because we know the importance of preserving what makes us unique; our cultures. Even though we are a long way from our country of origin, our new home accepts and lets us create without making us change. This is why we actively do not support colonial forces that undermine, distort, or erase the vital role of Indigenous people in our world.

Land acknowledgments are a stepping stone to honouring broken treaty relationships, and we embrace the theatrical practice of making this small but significant gesture.

We acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. We are grateful to have the opportunity to create and perform on this land.

Content advice

Not recommended for persons under 18 years of ageSexual contentNudityMature language

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