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Groundbreaking documentary play “Seven” in Gyumri

April 25, 2020

Hedda Production AB, Coalition to Stop Violence against Women and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Armenia present “Seven on Tour” documentary play in Gyumri.

Performance will take place on May 20, at 6pm in Gyumri Technology Center (1 Gayi street, Gyumri).

Stage reading participating:

Anahit Farmayan as Farida Azizi, Afghanistan
Arik Grigoryan as Inez Mccormack, Northern Ireland
Alla Khachatryan as Marina Pisklakova-parker, Russia
Hasmik Kocharyan as Annabella De Leon, Guatemala
Syuzi/Yeprakisa Mekhakyan as Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan
Mamikon Hovsepyan as Mu Sochua, Cambodia
Astghik Yeghiazaryan as Hafsat Abiola, Nigeria

The aims of Seven on Tour is to bring women’s rights issues higher on the political and media agenda, raise awareness and engagement, and to stimulate the debate on women’s role in society.

Seven on Tour has helped improve bilateral cooperation, as well as strengthened cooperation between stakeholders from grass root to governmental level and empowered individual activists in their local communities. The readings are often linked to activities with a focus on human rights such as panel discussions, seminars and lectures for students.

The play will be performed in Gyumri with the participation of prominent people who themselves represent different aspects of society. This performance is a part of effective cooperation between the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Armenia.

Seven is based on the real life stories of seven women’s rights activists from Nigeria, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, Pakistan, Northern Ireland and Cambodia.

The play Seven was written in 2007 by playwrights Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz, in collaboration with Vital Voices Global Partnership.

The performance and touring concept for Seven on Tour is developed by Swedish producer Hedda Krausz Sjögren, initially in cooperation with the National Touring Theatre (Riksteatern) and the Swedish Institute.


Additional information about the project:




Producer:  Hedda Krausz Sjögren

+46 (0) 70673 73 72

[email protected]


April 25, 2020


Coalition Against Violence


Gyumri Technology Center
1 Gayi street
Gyumri, Armenia
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