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RAHA JAVANFAR

RAHA JAVANFAR

Performer, Lighting Designer

Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Toronto, ON.

SOULPEPPER 2020: Coffee Concerts (prior to COVID cancellations: Lighting Design for Winter Solstice and Brother's Size, performer and Assistant Musical Director for 88 Keys and Behind the Bars)

SOULPEPPER 2019: Lighting Designer: The Brothers Size. Performer: Rose, 88 Keys, The Promised Land: Steinbeck Through Song, Riverboat Coffee House: The Yorkville Scene.

FOR SOULPEPPER: Lighting Designer: The Big Easy, Route 66, Porgy and Bess, The Canadian Pacific Railway, Manhattan Concert Cycle: Vol 2 Midtown - 42nd Street and Broadway, Vol 3: Uptown -To Harlem. Performer: The 27 Club, Riverboat Coffee House: The Yorkville Scene.

OTHER THEATRE: Performer: Now You See Her (Quote Unquote Collective); Lighting Designer: Aurash (Tirgan Festival); Projections Designer: Der Freischutz (Opera Atelier), Projections Designer: Tafelmusik; Performer and Co-Creator: Now You See Her (Quote Unquote Collective/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre/WhyNot)

OTHER: Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes (Front woman/bassist); The Double Cuts (fiddle); Zuze (electric violin); Graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School. Raha is a co-recipient of a Siminovitch Protege award for lighting design, a Dora nominee for playwrighting, and a Maple Blues Award nominee in music. She teaches lighting design at Ryerson University.