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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo ()

Produced by

Crow’s Theatre and Modern Times Stage Company

Playwright: Rajiv Joseph
Director: Rouvan Silogix


Streetcar Crowsnest – The Guloien Theatre


October 11th, 2022 – November 6th, 2022


Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is set amid the chaos of the 2003 American occupation of Iraq. In this darkly comic tale, the lives of two American marines intersect with an Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship, redemption, and a toilet seat made of gold. (


Christopher Allen Kev
Andrew Chown Tom
Mahsa Ershadifar Iraqi Woman / Leper
Sara Jaffri Haida / Iraqi Teenager
Ali Kazmi Uday Hussein / Iraqi Man
Ahmed Moneka Musa
Kristen Thomson Tiger

Creative Team

Rajiv Joseph Playwright
Rouvan Silogix Director
Lorenzo Savoini Set Designer
Lorenzo Savoini Prop Designer
Lorenzo Savoini Lighting Designer
Ming Wong Costume Designer
John Gzowski Sound Designer
Geoff Scovell Fight Director
Corey Tazmania Intimacy Director


Raida Fahmi Translator
Ammar Ramzi Translator
Ammar Ramzi Cultural Consultant
Raida Fahmi Cultural Consultant
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Laura Delchiaro Head of Wardrobe
Andrew Dollar Stage Manager
Maya Bowers Assistant Stage Manager
Israa Abdul JaLeeL Iraqi-Arabic Language Speaking Coach


Heather Landon Producer
Renée Wong Assistant Producer
LJ Savage Production Manager
LJ Savage Facilities Manager
Shireen Norouzi Interim Technical Director
Jay Hines House Technician