When it comes to theatricality, my major concern regarding the development of theoretical foundations and relevance to Irans’ theater is “student theater as a concept” and as a performing capacity. In Iran this opportunity is fabulous for two main reasons. First, it is not bound to external and political matters. Simply put; students follow their creativity and inspiring sources of innovation. They do not censor their minds, sacrifice their ideas or place limitations as is common in other theatrical projects in Tehran. Second, student performers are highly motivated and enjoy drawing in attention. They stay informed about happenings within the arena of world theater, all while expanding on academic capacity. The concept of theatricality is a phenomenon that can be adopted as a benchmark from which to analyze works from different perspectives, presenting them as models woven together from differing fields such as sociology, technological development, fundraising, social cohesion, globalization and Iranian folklore. Through live streaming, interview sessions, the reading of plays and educational correspondences between Iran’s present situation and articles focused on theatricality, our garden seeks to hone into the future of student theater and its unknowns.
Dr. Esmaeel Shafiee, Dr. Ghotbedin Sadeghi, Reza Kianian, Moein Mohebalian, Dr. Mehdi Rezaei, Navid Goudarzi, Golnaz Asldini, Ideh Abootalebi, Vahideh Moghari, Saba Shirazi, Neda Ravaei, Nasim Sabet, Ghadam Rosa, Ghasemzadeh Rozhin, Ebrahimi Negar, Heshmat Mohamad, Dehmolaee Hamed Shojaee
Elham Dehghani (IR)
The performance named „Inspiration“ by Elham Dehghani is an experience revealing the relationships between human and environment, which can be regarded as a discovery.
Asa Bagheri (IR), Maede Sabzalipour (IR), Iman Mohamadzadeh (IR), Ramona Moslemi (IR), Nima Masoudi Khorsand (IR), Kasra Noghredoost (IR), Azam Mousavian (IR), Diana Moslemi (IR)
Playreading. The story is about Little Old Lady set in the carriage of a moving London underground train. Two youngsters, an old lady, and others if extras can be afforded. At one of the stations a thuggish young man enters and begins to smoke. Smoking is forbidden. The old lady challenges him to put it out. He refuses. She asks the others to join in with her protest.
Golnaz Asldini (IR)
This Taaziye (Taziyeh) movie is about ritual of the Nooshabad people in a small city near Kashan, Iran. Annually, many people get together to mourn the martyrdom of Emam Hossein. The main feature of this event is that all activities in cities would be cancelled during the mourning carnival. This event is accompanied with live traditional, folklore music with a jubilant rhythm, but tragic lyrics. it’s the director has published a book about this subject, and defended her dissertation in master of theater directing in Turkey.
Golnaz Asldini (IR), Moein Mohebalian (IR)
A theatrical work written and directed by Moein Mohebalian narrates the life of a theater couple who want to immigrate to another country, however, it is not possible for them. Golnesa Farokh, acted by Golnaz Asldini, is a playwright student. The play IELTS 6.5 took part in anologio festival in Greece 2021, heard in the universal day of theater in Athens.
Boshra Khademlou, Vahideh Moghari, Saba Shirazi, Neda Ravaei, Nasim Sabet, Ghadam Rosa, Ghasem Zadeh, Rozhin Ebrahimi
Performance of Sama, an Iranian dance based on ritual movement and mystic resonance between a person and God. it also resembles a symbolic relationship between Earth and sky.
Ideh Abootalebi (IR)
A performance showing different expressions of a person in the modern era of Iran, living in and out of herself, trying to get to something like a definition of existence.
Reza Kianian (IR), Dr Ghotbedin Sadeghi (IR), Dr Esmaeil Shafiee (IR), Moein Mohebalian (IR)
There are some interviews about student theater subjects with famous artists in cinema, theater and performing arts of Iran, particularly about (acting journey, academic life, experimental life, Interview of Moein Mohebalian with Reza Kiyaniyan, actor, theater director and writer), (University theater committee/theatrical society, Interview with Professor Ghotbedin Sadeghi, director, author, researcher, translator, faculty member of university) interview with associate professor Esmaeel Shafiee, Director, researcher, author, and faculty member of Tehran art university about student university theater. All the artists come from Iran.