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I am an Iranian Non-Binary person of colour living on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. I am a singer, actor and playwright, focusing on stories of people like me (queer Iranians) which are either overlooked or told in voices that aren't our own. I have been a part of multiple theatre programs including Frank theatre's Telling it Bent, the Arts Club’s Leap and now Emerging Playwrights Unit, Sky Theatre's My Home Is a Suitcase, and the IGNITE! Youth Festival. I’ve been performing since I was 3 years old and had access to a microphone, a voice recorder, and later on a camcorder. By the time I was 10 years old I was a full fledged performer who danced, sang, and acted. I realized soon though that as a queer person I am not allowed to share my art and passion with non-family members due to strict and queerphobic laws of my place of birth, Iran, targeting non male performers, and anyone who was not a part of the mainstream. It wasn’t until I was in university that I found like minded people who started a band with me, Heterochrome, and dared to dream of being a professional performer. I sought out acting and vocal training through participating and performing with several theatre groups in Iran, underground of course, and we published our second album “From The Ashes” in May 2022. Now, seven years later, I live with my wife in Vancouver, have performed for Pride Week 2021 and 22, The Persian Drag show and performed on a weekly basis in North Vancouver in 2021.
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