orgasms are one of the best sensations in the world, but what if they’re not enough?

this play follows sharareh the night after an awful date, grappling with the creeping loneliness of the night.

Part of a triple-bill celebrating scripts hot off the printer from this year’s Playwrights Unit! Join us for a series of 30 minute staged readings, featuring excerpts from scripts created by three emerging playwrights from across the country.

WARNING: discussion of masturbation and sex and curse words 

An in person reading will take place at Native Earth Performing Arts’ Aki Studio on Saturday May 21st.

A closed captioned digital presentation of the Playwrights Unit Readings will be available to watch on Sunday, May 22nd.


  • RUN TIME: 30 minutes (The Playwrights Unit Staged Readings run 2.5 hours)
  • Playwright: Tanaz Roudgar
  • Lighting Designer: Diana Martinez-Barrera
  • Performers: Mina Zaghari


Part of the 2022 Festival

Location (Saturday May 21)

Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio

250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall


Location (Sunday May 22)

This event will be occurring as a Youtube Premiere. Link to watch will be provided on registration. You do not need a youtube account to watch.


This digital presentation is closed captioned. The recording will be available on Paprika’s YouTube Channel for 6 months following its premiere.


Keep an eye on our socials for ticket details!

Tanaz Roudgar

Tanaz Roudgar

Tanaz (she/her) is an immigrant bilingual writer and actor for film, theatre and intersectional media who loves to explore writing about sexuality, immigration, and belonging. Her mission as an artist is to spread awareness and share fem, BIPOC, queer voices and bring diversity into the film and theatre industry. Her recent play is Seda/ Voice which was developed and presented at Leap Arts Club in Vancouver. She co-wrote and acted in One of a Kind at the 2021 Children’s Festival. She is currently developing her new play at The Paprika Festival. She moved to Canada from Iran at the age of 15 and is now dismantling systems of oppression like a warrior goddess on the unceded and stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people (known as Vancouver).