English- A play about Emigration, Ethnic Identity in a TOEFL classroom

Loosing your cultural identity in a Classroom in Iran

The Pulitzer prize winning play English, a co-production of Artswest and Seda-Iranian Theatre Ensemble, opened this weekend. The action takes place in 2008 in an English classroom in Iran where four very different students are preparing for the all-important TOEFL prior to emigrating to English speaking countries. Author Sanaz Toossi, uses the students attitudes towards learning English as a vehicle to explore issues of ethnic identity and loss.