Vis and Ramin is one of the most famous narratives of pre-Islamic Iran, having endured through the past 2000 years as a tale of forbidden love, rebellion, rejection of social mores and the challenging of inherited political structures. It is often described as a Persian Romeo and Juliet, and believed to be an inspiration for Tristan and Iseult, although the proto-feminism of the central character brings to mind Greek figures Medea and Antigone. The subversive and feminist implications of the story have resulted in its being banned in Iran since the revolution.
CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR / NASIM KHOSRAVI
CO-WRITER/TRANSLATOR / HIWA MICHAELI
MUSIC / MOHAMMAD JAVADI
SET DESIGN / HOSEIN KHOSRAVI
LIGHTING & SOUND DESIGN/ MEHRAN MORTEZAEI
AV DESIGN / ERFAN ABDI
PERFORMERS / ROJA GHOLAMHOSSEINI, HAMIDREZA SHARIFI, NASIM TAKAVAR, FARIBORZ MOHAMADI
PROJECT MANAGER / FREDDY KOMP
STAGE MANAGER / JEREMY GORDON
COORDINATOR / MATIN ZARA
DIRECTING MENTOR / SAPIDAH KIAN
DRAMATURG / KATHRYN MARQUET
MOVEMENT CONSULTANT / JAMES CUNNINGHAM
Past developments of the work have benefited from the insights and contributions of Soheil Souzani, Reza Kaviani, Reyhanneh Shirjani, Kathryn Kelly, and Nathan Sibthorpe.
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2016 / Metro Arts – Performance Season, 10-14 May
2014-2015 / Metro Arts – Work in Residence
Vis and Ramin is co-presented by Baran Theatre Group.
Vis and Ramin is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.