Director: Mieko Ouchi
Stage Manager: Jessica Haggeman
Actors: Makram Ayache, Griffin Cork, Sarah Culkin, Jacob Holloway, Hillary Warden, and Amena Shehab
Sound Designer: Chris Pereira
Light Design: Caro Vanrensburg
Production Designer: Reza Basirzadeh
Nominated for Outstanding Fringe New Work (Award to Playwright) and Outstanding Fringe Production at the 2018 Sterling Awards (Edmonton)
5 stars from VUE Weekly
4.5 stars from Edmonton Journal
"The peaceful conclusion made this cold-hearted reporter ugly cry. Maybe you will, too." - Janet French
2018 Fringe Review: Harun
"Playwright-performer Makram Ayache's hypnotic storytelling rises and falls in a poetic rhythm" - Jonah Dunch
An impressive playwriting debut: Harun, a Fringe review
"Ayache is a talent to watch. He's going places." - Liz Nicolls
"...a really unique and exceptional piece of theatre!"
- Geoffrey Simon Brown
"Harun is a powerful and engaging play, anchored in the unsettling experiences of immigration, friendship, and difference."
- Jenna Rodgers
by Makram Ayache
August 18-25, 2018
As part of the 2018 Edmonton Fringe Festival
Synopsis: After Harun's mother discovers he's gay, she is killed in a tragic accident. A year later, Harun is struck with a dystopian vision and a wilting Angel comes to him with a dire warning. As him and his friends organize a counter protest against white-supremacist uprising, worse turns worser as the veil between the political and the spiritual thins.
Where: Academy at King Edward
In Arms Theatre Collective would like to thank the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for their generous support on "Harun." Truly, their support has allowed this project to realize a potential it wouldn't have otherwise! Their commitment to equity, art, and Alberta voices is greatly appreciated.
The Playwright acknowledges the assistance of the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab – a partnership between the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Canada Council for the Arts.