Performing Iran Conference

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9AM-8PM

as part of the conference

Elmira Mohebali & Sara Solaimani

Present a Performative Talk

Segregated Gaze:The Constructed Gender Divide in Taziyeh Audience


Sara Mameni

Presenting a Talk

The Problem-Solving Nuts (Ajeel Moshkel Gosha):
Loss, Incorporation and Transnational Feminism after the Iranian Revolution

Wagner Theatre, Theatre and Dance Department,
UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, California 92093

Event is Free and Open to the Public

Performing Iran Conference

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Babak Rahimi (UC San Diego)

9:15-10:30 a.m. Keynote Address

• Mahmood Karimi-Hakak
(Siena College, Professor of Creative Arts)

"Iran is the Stage and the Youth, Its Major Players
A seven-year excursion into Contemporary Iranian Theatre!"

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-12:00p.m. A (re) Look at Naqqali

• Gordafarid
(Naqqal and Intangible Heritage Researcher)

“The Art of Naqqali: its Past
and Present”

• Shahroukh Yadegari (UC San Diego)

"Staging Scarlet Stone: Moving Images and Interactivity at the Ghahvekhooneh"

12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch Break

12:45-2:00 p.m. A (re) Look at Taziyeh

• Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine)

“The Performance of Pain, Remembrance and Revenge in Late Ancient Iran”

• Roshanak Kheshti (UC San Diego)

“Taziyeh and videos of rooftop chanting after the 2009 elections”

Elmira Mohebali & Sara Solaimani
(UC San Diego)

“Segregated Gaze: the Constructed Gender Divide in the Taziyeh Audience”

Moderator: Babak Rahimi (UC San Diego)

2:00-2:10 p.m. Break

2:10-3:35 p.m. Theater of (After) Revolution

• Roxanne Varzi (UC Irvine)

“Acting Out: Contemporary theater in Tehran”

Sara Mameni (UC San Diego)

"The Problem-Solving Nuts (Ajeel Moshkel Gosha):
Loss, Incorporation and Transnational Feminism after the Iranian Revolution"

• Torang Yeghiazarian
(Golden Thread Productions; Founding Artistic Director)

“Dramatic Defiance: Tehran 2010”

Elham Gheytanchi (Santa Monica College)

3:35-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45-5:15 p.m. Restaging Iran in Exile

• Elham Gheytanchi (Santa Monica College)

“Theater of Exile and Censorship in Iran”

• Rana Salimi (UC San Diego)

"Performing glimpses of the past in diaspora”

• Staci Scheiwiller
(California State University Stanislaus)

“Iranian performance art and video art in global, local, and transnational contexts”

• Allia Homayoun (UC San Diego)

“Troubling the Home/Land in HBO’s Homeland:
The Ghost of 1979 and the Haunting Presence of Iran in the U.S. Imaginary”

Moderator: Roxanne Varzi (UC Irvine)

5:30-5:45 p.m. Break

5:45-7:45 p.m.


(A play by Torang Yeghiazarian
Golden Thread Productions;
Founding Artistic Director)

Q & A

Sponsored by Iran Media Program at the Center for Global Communication Studies (University of Pennsylvania), Third World Studies, UC San Diego & Program for the Study of Religion, UC San Diego.


Parking is free at UC San Diego during weekends.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts

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Elmira Mohebali is an UC San Diego Visual Arts MFA Candidate.
Sara Mameni is an UC San Diego Visual Arts PhD Candidate; and,

Sara Solaimani is an UC San Diego Visual Arts PhD Student.

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