The afternoon will be held in English.
Azade Shahmiri is a theatre artist, researcher and senior lecturer. She works on her thesis entitled "The Representation of the "West" in the Iranian Dramatic Texts". Her interdisciplinary research in performing arts has been published as a book and several articles in different journals and reviews. Her theatrical work is based on research and narration. Her last creation, Damascus, is a performance-conference played in Tehran, Zurich and Gwangju.
14:50 - 15:30 : Place and its social - historical functions in Iranian theater
Farzan Sojoodi and Misagh Nemat Gorgani
Farzan Sojoodi, linguist and semiologist, is professor of the Theatre Department at the Tehran University of Arts, former president of the Department of Semiotics at the Iranian Academy of the Arts and member of the Tehran Semiotic Circle. He has translated and drafted, amongst others, several publications and articles on semiotics in the field of theatre, art and literature. He has also directed theses and dissertations in the fields of performing arts, cinema, painting, photography and literature within a semiotic and linguistic scope.
Misagh Nemat Gorgani is PhD student in arts studies at the Isfahan University of Arts. His research focuses on the issue of the Iranian theatre's audience. He is currently working on his thesis called "The Social Critic of the Legitimate Taste of Tehran's Theatre Audience".
15:30 - 16:00 : The Iranshahr Theater, the story of an Achilles’ heel
Mohammadamin Zamani is PhD candidate in performing arts at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and FNRS research fellow. He studies the spatial organization of today's theatre scene in Tehran and is co-founder and editor of Simia, a specialized journal in dramatic literature. He has been publishing in Persian and French on the relations of the Iranian Theatre with its sociopolitical context in different historical periods.