POSTPONED: Gurshad Shaheman (Iran/France)

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May 11 @ 6:30 pm
Segal Theater
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Monday, May 11
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Performance + Artist Talk + Panel
Panel with Sylvaine Guyot & Philippa Wehle

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Gurshad Shaheman. Photo by Jeremy Meysen.

Gurshad Shaheman, a French-Iranian playwright, performer, and translator is one of the most fascinating voices on the French contemporary theater scene today. Join us for the American premiere of Touch Me, where the audience becomes the trigger for a personal solo performance memoir. Since 2012, Shaheman has written, staged and performed in his work. He continues to tour his internationally successful trilogy Pourama Pourama. His latest play Il pourra toujours dire que c’est pour l’amour du prophète (He can always say that it is for the Love of the Prophet) premiered at the Avignon Festival in 2018. The critic at Les Inrockuptible theatre magazine called this piece the most beautiful show of the 72nd festival. Shaheman was trained at the Regional Acting School of Cannes and Marseille (ERACM). Since July 2019, he has been an associate artist at the Les Tanneurs theater in Brussels, where he will create in April 2020, Silent Disco, a citizen project led with young people breaking away from their families.

Philippa Wehle, Professor Emerita SUNY Purchase and Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters, writes widely on contemporary French and American theater and is known for her translation work.

Sylvaine Guyot, Professor of French Literature at Harvard University, is the founding director of theatre company La Troupe and the Chair for Theater, Dance & Media. Guyot has directed plays by Corneille, Racine, Ionesco, Camus, Heiner Müller, Jean-Luc Lagarce, and Wajdi Mouawad in France and the United States. Her research focuses on early modern theatre and performance practices, with particular emphasis on the representation of the body, the history of affects, the notion of the tragic, the politics of theatricality, as well as the intersection of critical thinking and creative practice. Among other titles, she is the author of Racine et le corps tragique and the co-editor of Racine’s Théâtre

With additional support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

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