This one-man comedy tells the autobiographical story of Majd Murad as he comes to terms with his homosexuality and finds the courage to come out to his Catholic Iraqi family, despite the fear of what his family will do. Voted Best of the Hollywood Fringe 2011.
Archive of Performances:
October 4, 2014. At Stone and Stang in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA. November 19, 2012. UC Riverside, CA. September 15, 2012. Milepost 5 in Portland, OR. August 25, 2012. Arabian Nights at Blackbird Dance. Hollywood, CA. August 18, 2012. Private Backyard Scholarship Show at B&B's B&B. San Diego, CA June 16, 23, 24, 2012. Hollywood Fringe Festival. Lounge Theatre. Hollywood, CA Dec 3, 10, 17, 2011. Lounge Theatre. Hollywood, CA August 4, 11, 20, 2011. Best of the Fringe. Theatre Asylum. Hollywood, CA June 18, 23, 25, 2011. Hollywood Fringe Festival. Lounge Theatre. Hollywood, CA
EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOUS!
We had a fundraiser on indiegogo.com to save this show and we did! Out of the $2000 goal we raised $2434, which allowed us to continue the production at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The following are all of the donors:
"Heartwood" ($100+) Byron Adams Tash Alexander Hazem Alwattar Linda Cripps & Ken Weaverling Tommy Crowe Ken Dell Eddy Gutierrez Jesse Martinez Rebecca Payne
"Branch" ($50-99) Javier Alcala Giselle Arredondo Brett Barris Gina Bernstein Shawn Brower Yuri Daniels Brian Davis Donald Hua Catherine Makary Meghan Martinez Dominic Mishler Eddie Murphy Scott Pieper Christopher Rini Jayson Rivest
"Root" ($25-49) Tenah Acquaye Khi Armand Patrick Button David Callahan Robert Dallmeyer Debra Ehrhardt Storm Faerywolf Jack Fry Christine Kitano Doug Knott Brett Mendenhall Cindy Oltman Grayson Jessica Parker Brandon Peters Meagan Prahl Aaron Pressburg Lauren Romero Robin Russin Brian Sanchez Jared Scheib Michael Smith Eric Trules Brad Vargyas Elicia Wolowydnik Amy Wright Edward Zink
"Bark" ($10-24) Julianne Berry Justin Chao Dana Chilton Chelsea Clarey Anna Espinosa Melissa Fransaw Mary Gifford Tim Hequibal Michaele Maurer Brad Miller Sarah Nodelman Crystal Rector Rona Rios Bean Elizabeth Wilson