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Edalat Square
R. Timothy Brady
R. Timothy Brady, A.R. Madabushi, Lou Rodriguez
R. Timothy Brady (Director/Scenic & Costume Designer)
Michael Evenden (Staging Consultant)
John Devlin (Conductor)
Daniel Weiss (Lighting Designer)
John Watson (Tape & Sound Engineer)
Singers:
Jeremiah Selvey (Mahmoud Asgari)
Stuart Schleuse (Ayaz Marhoni)
Shantal Chan-Friday (Homa, mother of Mahmoud and Hassan)
Mansour Sobhani (Qazi, Islamic judge)
Instrumentalists:
Alexandra Marquez, Violin I
Cathryn Lee, Violin II
Heather Allen, Viola
Grace Shim, Violoncello
April 15, 2007
Soulbird Music Project
Darkness and despair, disguised as piety and righteousness, descend from atop the minarets of the mosques, consuming those who seek hope through the light of God. On July 19, 2005 in Edalat Square, Iran, Mahmoud Asgari (17) and Ayaz Marhoni (16) were hanged for the crime of lavaat (sex between two men). Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, an estimated 4,000 people have been executed for lavaat. Inspired by the circumstances surrounding the execution of Mahmoud and Ayaz, the soul of Edalat Square emerges from the poetic essence of the Sufi mystics—emerging from silence and meditation, melody and prayer. Disturbed by a crisis in Islam, the soul awakens…
Mark Grasham, creativeloafing.com, 07-25-07
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Contemporary
R. Timothy Brady, Artistic & Executive Director, Soulbird Music Project
tim@soulbird.org

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