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TeaArt in the Heart of Texas

For the first time ever I'm living in (well, subletting) a place in Vestvood. It's on Texas Street, and it's a decent neighborhood. I got pulled over the other night by a cop for night having a flickering light on the bike of my bike. (I don't own a car.)

The winner of this year's Tony Award for Best Broadway Play, In The Heights, was a show about a bicultural neighborhood in upper Manhattan.

It's only a matter of time until an Iranian mofo likes me pens and produces something like it. How to do a musical, though? Hmm.

In the meantime there are a few Persian playwrights producing stuff. Like 26-year-old Iman Kamm, who wrote and starred in 'The 99 Cent Family' bilingual play that has a sequel now. (pictured below) The play took place at auditorium of University High in Santa Monica, which is interesting because, like so many well-fed Persian creatives, Iman attended University High School in Irvine.

Kamm is teaming with with the coolest old Persian dude you'll find around, Fariborz David Diaan. For the older generation, we've got Houshang Touzie with his play (poster above).

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