THE WORDS WILL COME by Melody Erfani

A young Iranian-American girl is struggling in school and is helped by an artist and Albert Einstein. This piece explores dyslexia with movement, flipping cognitive perception, and storytelling.

Feb 8–11, 2024
Thurs–Sat at 7:30pm
Sun at 2:00pm

at HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, New York

Directed & Created by Melody Erfani

Written by Melody Erfani, Sasha Hawkins, Sarah Miles, & SMW

Developed by Ash, Cerra Cardwell, Jonathan Cullen, Jason Dietz, Rebby Foster, Sasha Hawkins, Sarah Miles, Cynthia Petts, Sivan Raz, & SMW

Featuring Getchie Argetsinger*, Cerra Cardwell*, & Sivan Raz

Stage Manager Cassandra Gutterman-Johns
Set Design Kim Kim & Kyle Artone
Lighting Design Ben Wolfe
Projection Design Seth Tyler Black
Costume Design Kyle Artone
Sound Design Ash
Production Manager & Associate Producer Mae Frankeberger
Produced by LES Shakespeare Co.


Melody Erfani (Creator, Director & Developer) received her M.F.A in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School and was a participant in the 2013 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts during which she procured an internship with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. She has received a HB Residency in 2017 and a First Stage Drama Arts League Residency in 2019. Favorite credits include: Bee زنبور) Creator/Director received Barns Art Collective Residency, HB Residency and run with HB Playwrite Theatre) 97 Orchard St. (Creator/Director with 5D Productions), All an Act (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

HB Studio’s programs are supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.