A Multimedia Presentation
Written and Directed by Maryam Habibian, PH.D.
An evening of lecture,
acting, spoken word and
film in a tribute to FOURUGH
Forugh Farrokhzad (1935-1967),
Persian poetry's most influential and controversial woman, broke
through the imprisoning patriarchal ideals of womanhood with her
earthy, yet militant poetry. A poet of the senses, she made public
the revolutionary cries of an enraged artist.
April 24, 2005, at 6:30
“Forugh Farrokhzad: Young
Revolutionary Poet of Tehran”: Presentation about
by Maryam Habibian
“Forugh Farrokhzad: Young
Poet of Tehran.”
a documentary by Maryam
Sarde Sabz, (The Green Cold)
an interview with
Forugh’s family and
a new documentary by
An excerpt from the play:
'Forugh's Reflecting Pool'
written & directed by Maryam
Habibian, performed by Fruzan Seifi.
Read More About Forugh Film The House is Black by Hassan
Fayyad (In Persian)
About Dr. Maryam Habibian (Actress, Artistic
Director, Translator, Writer & Scholar)
Dr. Habibian, a native of Shiraz, Iran, received her Ph.D. in
Educational Theater at New York University. In 2001, she was awarded
a NationalEndowment for the Humanities fellowship to the Institute
on "Cities and Public Spaces in Comparative Cultural Contexts" where
she researched "Forugh Farrokhzad’s poetry and her relationship to
the city of Tehran.” Archival work at the Library of Congress in
Washington, D.C. and extensive conversations with young people in
Iran in Summer 2002 formed the basis of her research. The same paper
has recently been published in Community College Humanities
Association Vol. 25, Spring 2004 Dr. Habibian’s latest directorial
credits include "Theater of the Reflecting Pool" which was performed
at different venues in NYC, and New Jersey, "Forugh's Reflecting
Pool" in progress at the Bluestockings Women's Bookstore and Café,
Bellevue Community College in Seattle, and at Queensborough
Community College. Dr. Habibian has directed "The Invitation" and
"Blessed Are The Meek". These two plays, which were written by Dr.
Gholamhoseyn Sa'edi, were translated by Dr. Habibian and Lois Becker
and performed at the Expanded Arts Theater. "The Ugly Older Sister",
which was directed by Dr. Habibian, was performed at NYU's Black Box
About Naser Saffarian, Writer, Director & Film Critic:
A young established documentary film director and critic, Naser
Saffarian was born in 1975 at Tehran, Iran. He studied English
literature and since 1990 started writing commentaries about films
for several Iranian magazines and publications such as Film, Adineh,
Film International & New Cinema. He also produced numbers of
documentary films among them three films are about Forugh
Farrokhzad. Sarde Sabz (The Green Cold) is about his interviews with
Forugh's family members and friends. For more information about
Naser, please check his web site athttp://www.saffarian.ws.
About Fruzan Seifi:
Born and raised in Shiraz, Iran, Fruzan then moved to Bologna,
Italy, where she started the study of theater and then moved to Los
Angeles to obtain her Bachelor in Theater at California State
University Northridge. Later, she moved to New York for a very
intense"Method" training at the Actor’s Studio which led to a Master
in Fine Arts in Theater in 2003. She is a dedicated actor, director,
and classically trained singer. She has performed at the Actor’s
Studio and several other theaters such as Theater for the New City
and the Fringe Festival in New York. In Los Angeles, she also
directed such productions as M. Butterfly and All in the Timing at
CSUN. Currently she is teaching at the Poly-Languages Institute and
Berlitz Language School in Los Angeles and working with Masoud
Asadollahi in his recent play Visa to Heaven. She is happy to
finally have the opportunity to perform for the Iranian community.
Felicia Mahood Auditorium
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
(TWO BLOCKS WEST OF 405 FREEWAYS.
CORNER OF SANTA MONICA BLVD.
AND CORINTH AVE.
NEXT TO L.A. PUBLIC LIBRARY)
LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
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