Podcast version was one of the top Performing Arts podcasts in the US on Apple Podcasts (starring Sarah Stiles, Annie Golden, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Marc Kudisch, Taylor Trensch, Tony Vincent) directed by Harris Doran
After the 2009 presidential election in Tehran, Iran, Roya and her husband, Siavash, become targets of the state for participating in nationwide protests against the election result. Siavash is murdered, and Roya is imprisoned and put under extreme pressure to record a confessional stating that her husband was a Revolutionary Guard force who was killed by the enemies of the state. The opera is the heroic journey of an Iranian woman who protects the truth in the face of fear and violence.
Book & Lyrics by Harris Doran
Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon
New York Theatre Barn concert with Lena Hall, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Nicolette Hart, Natalie Joy Johnson, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Byrce Ryness, Sheri Sanders
Concert Reading starring Bryce Ryness, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Natalie Joy Johnson, Ben Curtis, Ramona Keller, Michael Winther, directed by Harris Doran at New World Stages