I will present five plays in two theatre conferences and Film Society in Los Angeles from August 2nd to August 8th, 2010.
1- “Another Phaedra in the Desert” will be read on Monday August 2nd at UCLA at 11: AM at Little Theatre.
This play is a new take on the epic story of Soodabeh and Siavash by Ferdowsi and a new perspective on the powerful, yet complicated character Sudabeh who challenges her husband, the king, and her son in law, the prince, in order to examine power manifestation as she questions women’s captivity, gender inequality and injustice.
2-“My Name is Inanna” will be performed by the playwright at ATHE conference on Friday August 6th at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Westwood Room- Plaza Level at 9:45 with five other playwrights in “Rage, Speak, Act against the Machine: A Survival Quilt – Weaving through Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Class, Sexuality.” Participants are:
“My Name is Inanna” is about a modern Iranian woman in the U.S. who is in search of identity, justice and freedom.
3-“The Bride of Acacias”
A one woman show based on life of the prominent Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, whose poetry made a significant impact on men and women in Iran.
4- “THE DOLL BEHIND THE CURTAIN”
Based on an adaptation of Sadegh Hedayat’s short story of the same title. The play explores the complexity of love, sexuality and intimacy from the perspective of a man, torn in between tradition and modernity.
Stage Reading by: Mahmoud Behrouzian and Roya Aryanpad
5- An Excerpt from: “Two Iranian Children”
A play about two Iranian twin sisters reuniting after twenty two years of separation caused by Islamic revolution, where their life turned into completely opposite directions.
Stage Reading by: Ziba Shirazi, Roya Aryanpad and Danielle Jacobs
The last three plays will be performed at Film Society in August 8th at 6:30 PM at:
Felicia Mahood Auditorium
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.