Two words set in motion playwright Sanaz Toossi’s intricate and profound New York debut: “English Only.”
This is the mantra that rules one classroom in Iran, where four adult students are preparing for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises, and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half.
English is made possible in part with support from The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts.
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James Costa and John Archibald
Linda L. D’Onofrio
Peggy and Mark Ellis
Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner
Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
Lauren and Danny Stein
Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
The Tow Foundation