An evening of works in development by Rattlestick’s Directing Fellow, Shadi Ghaheri
A FREE EVENT!
Rattlestick will be hosting a night to showcase some of the work currently in development by their Directing Fellow, Shadi Ghaheri. The evening will be an informal, fun night, and an opportunity to meet new artists.
The evening includes three excerpts of work that Shadi is very excited to share with her new audience in New York City. The first piece will be a new devised work by Shadi, Shahr-e-Farang, a cruel clown show exercising the absurdity of our social and political state of being. The second work is a translation by Shadi, Slow Sound of Snow, written by Jaber Ramezani, a contemporary Iranian playwright based in Tehran. This excerpt boldly illustrates a metaphoric world of oppression and censorship. The night will end with a short choreographed movement piece set to Handel’s opera, Lucretia.
The showing will be followed by a reception.
Shadi Ghaheri is a director and choreographer from Tehran, Iran based in New York. She has directed Lucretia (HERE), Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Williams College), Shahr-e-Farang (Spectrum NYC) The Girl is Chained, Death of Yazdgerd, Titus Andronicus, and choreographed Passion (Yale School of Drama). Other Credits, The Slow Sound of Snow (Yale Cabaret). She co-curated a four-play season, directing The Trojan Women, and Lear (Yale Summer Cabaret). Also she co-curated and produced a six-day festival of theatre, music and short film by Iranian Artists at Spectrum NYC, spring 2019. Shadi holds a BA from Tehran’s Shahid Beheshti University, where she was the first female president of the University Theatre Club. There, she directed Art and Stranger walking in my room. She continued working as a director, leading workshops at Iranian refugee camps for Afghani children fleeing the war in their country. Shadi was a 2016 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow and the 2017-2018 directing fellow at Rattlestick Playwright Theatre.shadighaheri.com