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The Chord 

A sister dies in a fire. Or does she? Why do they only whisper about her? 

Meysam Forooz / Sahand Sahebdivani 

Location: Theater de Roode Bioscoop

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duration of the performance: 55 min

When Meysam is a small boy, his sister dies in a house fire. At least, that’s what he’s told. But he has other memories stashed away which no one will explain: He remembers the anguished confession of a young guy in a prison cell. Talks of an international arrest and the hanging of four men in the village square. 

Now that he’s an adult, and most of his family is gone, will those who remain tell the truth which has been hidden from him?  

The Chord is an Iranian family tragedy and murder mystery. It tells the story of women’s resilience and the societal bonds which test it to the limit.  

In 2021 Meysam Forooz and co-creator Sahand Sahebdivani created the show Four Weddings and an Iranian Funeral, about the lives of Iranian gay men. After its premiere at the Amsterdam Storytelling Festival he played on national and international stages. 

Biography

Actor and storyteller Meysam Forooz is a graduate of the Mezrab Storytelling School. Many of his stories are based on his life in Iran, the country he fled in 2016. In 2021 he made his first solo with co-creator Sahand Sahebdivani, Four Weddings and an Iranian Funeral, about the lives of gay men in Iran. The daring piece played on Dutch stages as well as during Europride in Belgrade.  

Sahand Sahebdivani is one of the founders of the Mezrab Storytelling School as well as an accomplished performer. He won the Amsterdam Fringe Gold award in 2017 and since 2018 he is the co-artistic director of the Amsterdam Storytelling Festival. Sahand also has an Iranian refugee background, which makes him the perfect partner for the work of Meysam. 

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