A wisecracking Iranian woman awaits life-altering news, reliving her memories of leaving Tehran for Montreal and fiercely embracing love, lust and rebellion. Dark, hilarious and unapologetic, Ms. Rebel is a soul-bearing exploration of the pursuit of freedom.
“Mehrnaz Mohammadi is compelling and mesmerizing on the stage! Her solo piece is alternately funny and upsetting, original in her point of view, and speaks from the heart. You must see it!” – Natsuko Ohama
“This is storytelling of the highest caliber, not to be missed!” – Tony Abatemarco
“In times of extreme divisive and dangerous polarity, such as now, we look to the arts for guidance and the courage for truthful examination. As rare as that is, it exists in the raw, dramatic, engaging, and poignantly comedic one-woman show, Ms. Rebel.” – Mary-Joan Negro
“Mehrnaz Mohammadi’s story of her personal quest for artistic, sexual and human self-realization is told with courage and a rare physical skill.” – Andy Robinson
“The script is a masterclass in solo storytelling.” – Keyanna Khatiblou
Ms. Rebel had its initial workshop in Montreal in October 2022 at Studio 303 under the title Freedom Junkie. Later on, there was a workshop in Los Angeles in July 2023 at The Odyssey Theatre as part of Thresholds of Invention. The third workshop was as part of the United Solo Festival in October 2023.