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Swim Team ()

Produced by

Alma Matters and Nowadays Theatre

Playwright: Jaber Ramezani
Director: Aida Keykhaii


The Theatre Centre – BMO Incubator


November 8th, 2019 – November 17th, 2019


Inspired by real stories from the world of women’s sports in post-revolutionary Iran, Swim Team follows three women who are determined to learn to swim in a place devoid of water. When their coach transforms her small apartment into a training facility, they soon discover how difficult it is for a woman to achieve her dreams, even in her imagination. (


Banafsheh Taherian Roya
Aylin Oyan Salahshoor Lili
Mahsa Ershadifar Katy
Tina Bararian Nary

Creative Team

Jaber Ramezani Playwright
Aida Keykhaii Director
Sarah Marchand Assistant Director
Mohammad Yaghoubi Dramaturge
Nancy Boake Lighting Designer
Saman Javand Translator
Stephanie Radu Translator


Aida Keykhaii Producer
Sarah Marchand Co-Producer
Laura Lakatosh Stage Manager
Nakisa Saffarian Production Assistant
Breanna Maloney Voice Coach
Taras Lavren Promotional Trailer
Saman Farzaneh Poster Design
Samantha Polzin Photographer
Masoud Riazati Photographer
Maneli Vafadari Photographer