Diaspora Dialogues: In Conversation with Anosh Irani & John Krizanc

19sep10:00 am11:00 amDiaspora Dialogues: In Conversation with Anosh Irani & John KrizancAnosh Irani, John Krizanc, Moderator: Angela Sun

Watch on YouTube

Watch Now

Event Details

Join us for a unique conversation with authors and playwrights Anosh Irani and John Krizanc as they discuss their new dramas Buffoon and Tamara. A story of love, loss, and the fate that binds us, Buffoon is a gut-wrenching one-man show that expertly walks the tightrope between heartbreak and hilarity. In Tamara, the action is directed by the reader/audience member, who decides which characters to follow and which narratives to experience.

Presented by Diaspora Dialogues.

Books featured:

Buffoon
House of Anansi Press

Born to circus folk who prefer trapezing over parenting, Felix quickly learns to turn life’s misfortunes into jokes. His longing for family and home is piqued at the tender age of seven when he falls hopelessly in love with an older woman, the beguiling Aja, who is eight. In the process, a clown is born, and we watch him grow into a middle-aged buffoon. Over time, Felix stops waiting for someone else to love him; his journey becomes one of loving himself. A story of love, loss, and the fate that binds us, Buffoon is a gut-wrenching one-man show that expertly walks the tightrope between heartbreak and hilarity.

Tamara
House of Anansi Press

In the late twenties the poet, war hero, and lothario Gabriele d’Annunzio waits in his opulent villa — a gift from Benito Mussolini in return for his political silence — for the arrival of the artist Tamara de Lempicka, who is to paint his portrait. What follows is a tale of art, sex, violence and the meaning of complicity in an authoritarian state. The action is directed by the reader/audience member, who decides which characters to follow and which narratives to experience.

Partners

Accessible Captioning Sponsor: House of Anansi Press

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am