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March 21-June 21

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Episodic educational videos with your friend, Scheherazade the Storyteller

Digital Performance

SchehereVlogz

Based on the Play 1000 & Two Nights by Izad Etemadi

While our tour van is parked, the creativity lives on...

 

Introducing SchehereVlogz: A Four Part Mini-Series

Children and their grown ups can practice their own storytelling skills with Scheherazade and her sister. Using toys, nursery rhymes, a favourite book, or interesting person, audiences will explore their arts education and play along to find their own stories, too! 

 

Educators are encouraged to use this series in the classroom. Schools who use this as a classroom resources are asked to make a small donation to Story Theatre. Your support will ensure we can keep telling stories through this interim period until we can once again bring this play to you and your school. Suggested donation $30/class or $200/school.

Episode 1: The Donkey and the Bull

Written by Izad Etemadi

Directed by Izad Etemadi & Nicholas Porteous

Starring Lara Hamburg and Bita Joudaki

Composers Roya Yazdanmehr & Farhad Khosravi

DOP/Editor Nicholas Porteous

Featuring Designs by Sophie Fuldauer

STC Theme Song by Alexandra Willett

Episode 2: Make Room for Rumi

Written by Izad Etemadi

Directed by Izad Etemadi & Nicholas Porteous

Starring Lara Hamburg and Bita Joudaki

Composers Roya Yazdanmehr & Farhad Khosravi

DOP/Editor Nicholas Porteous

Featuring Designs by Sophie Fuldauer

STC Theme Song by Alexandra Willett

Episode 3: Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves

Written by Izad Etemadi

Directed by Izad Etemadi & Nicholas Porteous

Starring Lara Hamburg and Bita Joudaki

Composers Roya Yazdanmehr & Farhad Khosravi

DOP/Editor Nicholas Porteous

Featuring Designs by Sophie Fuldauer

STC Theme Song by Alexandra Willett

Episode 4: Dunya-Vlogz

Written by Izad Etemadi

Directed by Izad Etemadi & Nicholas Porteous

Starring Lara Hamburg and Bita Joudaki

Composers Roya Yazdanmehr & Farhad Khosravi

DOP/Editor Nicholas Porteous

Featuring Designs by Sophie Fuldauer

STC Theme Song by Alexandra Willett

About the Writer/Director

Izad Etemadi is an Iranian-Canadian artist originally from Victoria, BC. He is currently based out of Toronto, Ontario where he works as an actor, singer, writer and theatre creator. He is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and is the proud recipient of the 2017 Emerging Queer Artist Award from Buddies In Bad Times Theatre.

He is well known for his hilarious and outrageous solo shows starring his drag alter-ego, Leila. The beloved (and bearded) “Persian Superstar” has taken her shows across the country and even made an appearance off-broadway in New York City in 2015. Other acting credits include Pirelli in the musical Sweeney Todd (London, England), Samuel in the world premier of original Canadian musical Grow (Grand Theatre) and several film and tv credits including Odd Squad (PBS Kids), Bajillionaires (Family Channel) and Tall Boyz (CBC)

Izad toured with The Story Theatre Company from 2012-2014 as an actor in Aladdin, The Great Beanstalk Conspiracy and Hey Bully Bully. He is thrilled to be returning to the company as the writer and director of 1000 & Two Nights.

Cast & Crew

Written by Izad Etemadi

Directed by Izad Etemadi & Nicholas Porteous

Starring Lara Hamburg as Scheherazade

Bita Joudaki as Dunyazade

Composers Roya Yazdanmehr & Farhad Khosravi

DOP/Editor Nicholas Porteous

Featuring Designs by Sophie Fuldauer

*Based on the Play

1000 & Two Nights by Izad Etemadi

Credits

1002 Nights has been made possible with the generous support of

Funders The Province of BC & the Capital Regional District Arts Commission