by Keyanna Khatiblou
directed by James Fowler
World Premiere Production
Mina is throwing a party for her closest friends and for you, the audience. Over the course of the party, the friends play games, reflect on the current American socio-political landscape, and discover truths about the story of Mina’s parents falling in love and staying in love while fleeing the Iranian Revolution. A Going Away Party Play is a celebration of multicultural identities and an exploration of what it means to leave or lose your home country.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Keyanna Khatiblou is an Arizona-raised, Chicago-based writer and performer. After four years acting and devising in the Chicago storefront theatre scene, Khatiblou splits her time between playwriting and screenwriting. She likes the immediacy of having an audience right in the room with her plays, and loves the longform storytelling of TV.
Currently, she is a Core Apprentice with the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. Her plays have been developed and produced in Chicago at About Face Youth Theatre, Theater on the Lake, The Women’s Theatre Alliance, The Jackalope Playwright’s Lab, Prop Thtr, and the Evanston Children’s Theater, as well as Theatre Masters (Aspen, CO and Off-Broadway, NYC). The first three episodes of her queer rom com web series, THE REBOUND, was read at The Crowd Theater also in Chicago.