Play: "Dear Armen" by lee williams boudakian

Thu, May 15, 2014 7:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Redefining the Experience of Armenian Theater

The hit international immersive performance
in New York City for a limited run


Reception: 7:30pm, Showtime: 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 7 (please see note below)

Thursday, May 8

Saturday, May 10

Tuesday, May 13

Thursday, May 15

[Please note that there has been a time change to our May 7th show: the reception will now start at 8:30pm, showtime at 9:00pm]

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Tickets: $30 General | $25 for Students, Members and Seniors
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Starring lee williams boudakian & Kamee Abrahamian

An audience-immersive theater experience inspired by the life of Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic Armenian dancer and poet who survived early 20th-century anti-Armenian pogroms. Integrating traditional Armenian dance, erotic performance, and spoken word, Dear Armen follows young researcher Garineh, as she delves into the life and art of Ohanian in search of a role model and mentor and begins unraveling questions about her own gender, sexuality, ethnicity, family, and the role of the artist in modern life.



lee williams boudakian is an interdisciplinary artist, activist, writer, and performer currently based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories. lee’s work explores the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, intergenerational trauma, addictions, and mental health diversities – seeking to share un(der)represented stories of survival and make visible systemic oppressions that impact daily life, relationships, and bodies.

Kamee Abrahamian is a multidisciplinary performer, director, and producer born in Toronto, Canada. She received her BA in cinema and political science at Concordia University in Montreal and recently graduated with a masters degree in Expressive Art Therapy from the European Graduate School, with a special focus on an integration of digital media and film. She has been producing theatre and video projects since 2007 and has performed on stage internationally. Kamee is currently nomadic and splits her time on a plethora of work under the umbrella of her production company, Saboteur Productions.

Tiffany Golarz
is Dear Armen’s co-director and co-writer. Along with Kamee Abrahamian, she has managed and produced a plethora of experimental theatre shows, short films, and events that have toured internationally. She co-founded Saboteur Productions and has since been working on its affiliated projects.

Saboteur Productions
was founded in 2013 by long-time collaborators Kamee Abrahamian and Tiffany Golarz. This audience-interactive, site-specific theater company blends dance, circus, physical theater and spoken word. Beginning with The Blood Ballet in 2010, the two producers spearheaded the growth of Montreal’s cabaret scene and has toured around the globe, including Tokyo, Berlin, and Tel Aviv—and also mounted the production of Panama City’s inaugural burlesque show. D. Lee Williams Boudakian is their main collaborator on Dear Armen.

Independent producers Christopher Atamian and Kathleen Minogue Keagy are co-producing this New York premiere in coordination with Kamee Abrahamian and Tiffany Golarz

Last updated: 2014-05-08 14:25:18

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