Amir Reza KoohestaniMehr Theatre Group Hearing
17 - 18 FEB 2018
Ticket 20,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 15,00 Euros
Students 10,00 Euros
Saturday 8 pm Sunday 4 pm Running time 70' In Farsi with Italian subtitles.
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
In a girls’ dormitory of an Iranian university, the night of New Year’s Eve somebody hears the voice of a man. A stranger’s voice, which should never have been heard in such an untouchable and protected space. It seems that one of the students has let a boy in.
The latest production by the Iranian director Amir Reza Koohestani, Hearing, develops around this event. With his company Mehr Theatre Group, Koohestani has impressed audiences and critics all over Europe. Two girls are questioned to clarify the details of the event and through their evidence they will try to transform a strict and oppressive system. But this seemingly insignificant circumstance will change their lives forever.
The audience is drawn into a vortex of accusations, voices and images in which text and video fragments accumulate, confound the perception of time and erase the boundaries between real and imagined.
One of the protagonists of our last season, Amir Reza Koohestani comes back with a compelling and poetic story which deals with guilt and remorse, freedom and control.
After graduating in film-making and a brief acting experience, Amir Reza Koohestani (Shiraz, Iran, 1978) wrote his first script, And The Day Never Came (1999), which was never performed, and The Murmuring Tales (2000), which was praised by critics at the Fadjr International Theatre Festival in Teheran. With his third piece, Dance On Glasses(2001), Koohestani became internationally renowned. The following works, Recent Experiences (2003), Amid the Clouds (2005), Dry Blood & Fresh Vegetables (2007) and Quartet: A Journey North (2008), were all widely acclaimed by European audiences. He created Einzelzimmer in 2006 and Des utopies? in 2009, in collaboration with Oriza Hirata and Sylvain Maurice. Where Were You on January 8th? premiered in 2009 and in 2011 Koohestani worked on an adaptation of Chekhov’s Ivanov. In 2012 his film Modest Reception, written with the actor and director Mani Haghighi, was awarded the Netpac Award at the Berlinale. Again in 2012 he created The Fourth Wall, an adaptation from Tim Crouch. In 2013 he was commissioned a new work, Timeloss, by the Festival Actoral in Marseille; the piece successfully toured Europe and the USA. Between 2014 and 2015 he wrote Hearing, his latest production.
Koohestani’s works, staged by Mehr Theatre Group, are very far from the model of traditional Iranian theatre; their acting and directing are distinctly cinematographic.
(Italiano) testo e regia: Amir Reza Koohestani assistente alla regia: Mohammad Reza Hosseinzadeh con: Mona Ahmadi, Ainaz Azarhoush, Elham Korda, Mahin Sadri video: Ali Shirkhodaei musica e suono: Ankido Darash suono: Ankido Darash progettazione luci: Saba Kasmaei scenografia: Amir Reza Koohestani assistente scenografo: Golnaz Bashiri costumi e oggetti scenici: Negar Nemati secondo assistente: Mohammad Khaksari direzione artistica: Mohammad Reza Najafi assistente ai costumi: Negar Bagheri produzione: Mehr Theatre Group co-produzione: La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels manager di produzione: Mohammad Reza Hosseinzadeh, Pierre Reis manager della compagnia e del tour: Pierre Reis foto: © Amir Hossein Shojaei