Shiraz, tell me about the revolution?
Wed 13 May21:30in Ghent, Gent (BE)Kunstencentrum Vooruit - Ghent (BE)
Thu 14 May20:00in Ghent, Gent (BE)Kunstencentrum Vooruit - Ghent (BE)
In 1945 the first university of Shiraz opens.
In 1963 Iranian women are allowed to vote for the first time.
In 1971 the shah of Iran organises the largest and most expensive party in the world.
In 1979 mayhem breaks out, the country collapses, the Islamic Republic of Iran is established.
In 1990 Farbod Fathinejadfard is born.
In 2019 he might be granted Belgian citizenship.
In his debut Shiraz, tell me about the revolution? actor and playwright Farbod Fathinejadfard traverses the different worlds he has grown up in. He dissects the two systems that turned him in who he is today. Fathinejadfard confronts us with the reality of government agencies who reduce him – and countless others – to a mere plaything. He painfully exposes how his human enthusiasm clashes with the blunt objectivity of the established power structures.
concept Farbod Fathinejadfard coaching Michiel Soete, Benjamin Op de Beeck light Bas De Vos video Sara Sampelayo technician Gregor Van Mulders dramaturge Dries Douibi production Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (KWP) coproduction KWP, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r, BUDA, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, ARSENAAL / LAZARUS originated in Transfo-Collect with thanks to Bâtardfestival, Johan Dehollander, Aurelie Di Marino, Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere, Anne-Catherine Kunz, Tine Van Aerschot with the support of the Flemisch Community, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapcommissie