Mhajjir مهاجر

Mhajjir and Luca have to make a tough decision when Luca gets a placement in Lebanon, 2 years after the port explosion. Meanwhile, Mhajjir receives an unexpected visit from his childhood best friend from Beirut. A story of love, grief & immigration.

Mhajjir مهاجر

  • Playwright + Producer: Maher Sinno
  • Director: Liana Bdéwi
  • Performers: Parastoo Amanzadeh, Sarah Atallah, Chel Carmichael, and Maher Sinno
  • Lebanon Filming Consultant: Layal Akiki
  • Graphic Designer: Ryan Abrams


Part of the 2021 Festival

  • Jun 11 at 8:00pm

CONTENT WARNINGS: Discussions of war & death; sexual assault; some suggestive language.

Special thanks to Soheil Parsa, Grace Saoud, and Rahaf Fasheh.

Photo by John Paillé

Maher | ماهر (They/He) is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a double major in Theatre & Conflict Resolution and a minor in Psychology. Since graduation, Maher has worked with organizations such as Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times, & Cahoots Theatre. He has also performed with companies across Canada; namely, Fifi/Zidan in The Green Line (Edmonton Fringe Festival), Ali in Tales of a City By The Sea (Theatre Passe Muraille/ Tkaronto), & Abe in 76 Centimeters (St John’s Short Plays Festival). Currently, Maher is writing a play titled Mhajjir/مهاجر. Maher’s work centres decolonization and anti-oppression with a focus on developing sustainable equity practices in Theatre for marginalized groups from the SWANA region, racialized individuals, & queer folks. Maher wishes to continue such practice through his research for The Digital Guide to the Theatre of the Middle East.