” Letter From A Stranger ”
Thirty Eight strangers from nineteen different countries sent to them letters asking questions (any questions)
Twenty Four from other strangers sent to them us videos with replies to the questions.
The questions were screened in Helmond (Netherlands?) on HELLO Future artwork by Inge and Martin Riebeek
We worked with Kaneko Studio, along with AiR Helmond who helped with the project
AiR Helmond who are helping us with this project.
“THE PRECIPICE FOR THE MISTRESS LULLA”
Author: Zohreh Sadati, 2019
The setting is in the French penal colony in Cayenne (Le Bagne de Cayenne), commonly known as Devil’s Island (l’Ile du Diable).
Opened in 1852 in the Salvation Islands of French Guiana the penal colony held convicts deported from all parts of the French Empire.
It was also used to incarcerate French political prisoners.
Notorious for its harsh treatment of detainees, with a death rate of up to 75%, it was finally closed down in 1953.
The story is about a woman inmate dialoguing with her mistress.
Acting in Short Film
Directed by Naghmeh Maghsoudlou, this was shown at the 6th edition of the Italian Film Festival 2020 and at the 19th edition of the Indian Film Festival 2020.
“CONVERSATION WITH MARVIN CARLSON”
I was honored to have a conversation with Professor Marvin Carlson about “Performance Art and its Effect on Society and People”
Professor Carlson is an American Theatrologist the City University of New York. He was previously the University of Washington.
A widely collected author, his work mainly covers the history of theatre in Europe from the 18th to 20th century.
Photos of Poster ” Future on the Way ”
This Performance Art worked with Seth Baumrin is the chairperson of the Department of Communications and Theatre Arts at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York.
He is the Literary Director of A Laboratory for Actor Training (Brooklyn), andis the Artistic Director of Gershom Theatre Library in L’viv, Ukraine.
Baumrin trained as a director with Eugenio Barb and Jerzy Grotowski.
Over the last thirty years, Baumrin has worked on and off in detention facilities, mental hospitals and learning centers for people with diverse challenges and disabilities. He uses creative drama for non-actors in therapeutic work.
Baumrin is the author of multiple scholarly essays on theatre history and treatises on acting and directing. He has also directed over sixty productions like Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffman”, Milhaud’s “Medee”, Lorca’s “As Five Years Pass”, Calderon’s “Life is a Dream” and McCuller’s “The Member of the Wedding”
ALL COLLECTION OF POEMS OF ZOHREH SADATI FROM 2009 TO 2022