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(Background music courtesy of Hamid Saeidi - "Imaginary Knots" album)
Indigenous Productions proudly presents:
"Face to Face" - At the Threshold of a Cold Season
Playwright and Director: Niloofar Beyzaie
چهره به چهره" در آستانه فصلی سرد"
نویسنده، کارگردان، طراح صحنه، لباس و نور: نیلوفر بیضایی
تدارکات: آناهیتا جهوانی
بازیگران: بهرخ بابایی، نیلوفر بیژن زاده، یگانه طاهری
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2012
7 p.m. followed by Q&A with the artists
UCLA - Freud Playhouse
MacGowan Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Parking Structure 3 / $11 / car
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Boston (6/15): Iranian Women's Studies Foundation Conference
Toronto (7/21): Richmond Hill Center for Performing Arts
Ottawa (7/22): University of Ottawa - "Alumni Theatre"
A play about Tahirih Qurrat al-'Ain and Forough Farrokhzad: two significant female poets of the nineteenth and twentieth century fighting for women's rights in the Middle East.
Two women in search of their female identity: Tahirih Qurrat al-'Ain (1817-1852) and Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1967). The two leading poets of their generations and made a strong commitment to women's rights in Iran and led a very emancipated for that time of life. Even today they are considered role models of Iranian women's movement.
The Iranian author and director Niloofar Beyzaie lives in exile in Germany since 1985. She studied German Literature, Theater, Film and Television Studies and Pedagogy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. In 1994 she founded the theater group Daritsche. Central themes of her work in the theater are "the woman", "the stranger" and "the suffering of the individual in the crowd". It deals with contemporary issues and deals with socio-critical eye with Iran. In 2005 she was honored by the World Academy of Persian art, literature and media in Budapest for their dedicated work in the theater as the best director in exile in the category of Performing Arts.
Ensemble: Theatre group Daritsche
Written and directed by: Niloofar Beyzaie
Artists: Behrokh Babai, Niloofar Bijanzadeh, Yeganeh Taheri