Tara Grammy

Tara Grammy is an Iranian Canadian actor and playwright. She was born in Tehran but grew up in Toronto. She has lived in Germany and the United States and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Mahmoud book cover

Drama

Mahmoud

Co-authored by Tom Arthur Davis.
Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2015.
PS8613 .R354 M34 2015

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Mahmoud is an exuberant, if overwhelmingly passionate, Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver who relishes the chance to regale his passengers with his love of Persian culture. Emanuelos, a fabulously gay Spanish perfume salesman, can talk a mile-a-minute about his boyfriend, Behnam. And then there’s Tara, an awkwardly charming Iranian Canadian preteen who just wants to be “normal,” whatever that means. When the three strangers find themselves crossing paths in the busy streets of Toronto, their experiences with racism, sexism, homophobia, homesickness, and everything in between become intertwined in unexpected ways.

Awards and Honours

2015 Governor General’s Literary Award–English Drama (Finalist)

Links

Tara Grammy personal website

Publisher Playwrights Canada Press

Mahmoud website includes trailers for the play and news about the accolades it received in 2012 at the Toronto Fringe Festival and the New York Fringe Festival