Heart of A Dog

Heart of A Dog

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Nowadays Theatre Company
Mohammad Yaghoubi
90 minutes

★★★Please note, the anticipated release date for this show is late January.★★★

‘Heart of a Dog' is a comical adaptation by Mohammad Yaghoubi, based on a novel of the same name by the classic Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov.

Previous productions in Iran struggled with censorship, but now living in Canada far from the harassment of the censorship bureaus, Yaghoubi can pursue his creative vision and direct this piece any way he sees fit.

In this English premier, the most crucial change is that the main character (the dog) will be performed by a woman, which would not be possible in Iran, where a woman's body is a political matter.


Mohammad Yaghoubi
Mahsa Ershadifar
Mohammad Yaghoubi
Stage Manager
Laura Lakatosh
Lighting Designer
David DeGrow
Farshad Fozooni
Makeup Artist
Roksana Razavi
Photographer Bahare Ahmadi
Assistant Director
Mahsa Ershadifar
Melanie Grace
Siavash Shabanpour
Neta J. Rose
Aida Keykhaii
Aylin Oyan Salahshour
Yury Ruzhyev
Ali Ghorbanian

More about the show experience

This show will now be presented digitally on-demand.

Plans are in progress to film the show on site at Ada Slaight Hall. It will be available to stream directly on this show page in late January.

Accessibility information

More about the company

This show is created and performed by a multicultural team of various beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identities.

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 ageGunshotsSexual contentGraphic violenceSmokingMature language

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