Saturday, August 13, 2011
Reading an excerpt of the play at ATHE Conference Friday August 12 at Palmer House, Chicago.
In 2011 Jane Chambers Awards my play "Maryam’s Pregnancy" (4 F, 1 M: 90 Minutes) received Honorable Mentions.
It's described by the judges: "In this audacious nine- scene play, an adult Maryam and the “actress” who present her vie over the best way to represent the seventeen year old Maryam’s traumatic journey of unwanted, out –of-wedlock pregnancy, attempted abortion, and hiding during the escalating fear and terror of Iran-Iraq War. The play revisions the Rapunzel fairytale and evokes Pirandello’s metatheatre pierced by a poetics of cruelty as it stages the seventeen year-old’s struggle for agency amid dire gender prohibitions, dramatically-loaded circumstance, and a love-hate journey with her mother, who both condemns and helps to preserve her. For bold audiences."