On the trail of TAHIRIH QURRATU'L-`AYN & FOROUGH FARROKHZAD:
two significant female poets of the nineteenth and twentieth century
fighting for women's rights in the Middle East
Playwright and Director: NILOOFAR BEYZAIE
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2012 - UCLA, Freud Playhouse
Los Angeles, CA - Indigenous Productions is proud to present the talented playwright, director and producer, Niloofar Beyzaie’s "Face to Face" - At the Threshold of a Cold Season at the UCLA Freud Playhouse in Los Angeles on July 28 and 29, 2012 at 7 p.m.
"Face to Face" tells the story of two women in search of their female identity: Tahirih Qurratu'l-`Ayn(1817-1852) and Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1967); the two leading poets of their generations who made a strong commitment to women's rights in Iran. To-date, they are both considered role models of Iranian women's movement.
Niloofar Beyzaie who lives in exile in Germany since 1985, 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 "women", “stranger" and "the suffering of the individual in the crowd", dealing with contemporary issues and socio-critical matters related to Iran. In 2005 she was honored by The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media (WAALM) in Budapest for her dedication to theater, as the best director in exile in the category of Performing Arts.
"Face to Face" - At the Threshold of a Cold Season will be performed by the talented theater actors, Behrokh Babai, Niloofar Bijanzadeh and Yeganeh Taheri, who will accompany Niloofar Beyzaie, writer and director and Anahita Jahvani, production manager. Both July 28 and 29 performances will follow a Q&A with the artists.
Tickets are $40, $60 and $80 and may be purchased online via: www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1737972?camefrom=CFC_UCLA_SPECIAL or at KETAB and MUSIC BOX in Westwood and Q Market and Woodland Hills Market in the Valley.
More info at www.bflybuzz.com/eventsOR 310.994.7930.
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