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 FARROKHZAD (1935-67).

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.

Sunday April 24, 2005, at 6:30

“Forugh Farrokhzad: Young Revolutionary Poet of Tehran”: Presentation about Forugh Farrokhzad
by Maryam Habibian

“Forugh Farrokhzad: Young
Poet of Tehran.”

a documentary by Maryam Habibian

Sarde Sabz, (The Green Cold)

an interview with Forugh’s family and friends,
a new documentary by
Naser Saffarian

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)
Admission: $15.00
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 Theatre.

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.



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