Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Bride of Acacias
I will have a reading performance of my play The Bride of Acacias at the University of Virginia in Chalottesville on September 27.
The play is 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.
Forugh in search of love and freedom begins a long journey through impossibilities. By taking a perilous path, she defines a new perception of humane politics and morality, explores her own model of womanhood, and the manifestation of women’s liberation.
I also had a reading of my play "the Doll behind the Curtain", a modern adaptation of Sadegh Hedayat's short story of the same title in Vancouver, Canada in September 3, 2010.
This play emphasizes a young man's fascination for a silent statue behind a boutique's window in Paris. Infatuated by her mysterious beauty, he pays all his saving to own this soulless mannequin. The play explores the complexity of love, sexuality and intimacy from the perspective of a man, torn in between tradition and modernity.