AVAAZ Tickets
Olney, MD

AVAAZ Tickets

An epic journey of storytelling.
AVAAZ: What to expect - 1
AVAAZ Tickets


Avaaz invites you to meet Roya, our fabulous hostess, as she welcomes you into her home to celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. She’s preparing dinner, but the true feast is the story of her life: beginning in Iran as part of that country’s small but ancient Jewish community, her epic journey out of Tehran after the revolution, and the challenges she faces as an immigrant and the single mother of a queer son in "Tehran-geles" (formerly known as Westwood). As a Jew in Iran and an Iranian in America, Roya relies on a heavy dose of humor, both in her storytelling and her survival. Most significantly, Roya is portrayed by her adult son and the author of Avaaz, Michael Shayan, in a solo performance that combines masterful storytelling with a loving tribute.

Run time

1h 30m (with no intermission)

Start date

March 6th, 2024

End date

April 7th, 2024



If this were a film it would be rated PG-13 for strong language and adult references.


Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD , United States, 20832


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