Art And Culture

One-Person Performance for Canada, US Stages

‘3600 Seconds Death’ will attend the American event next year.‘3600 Seconds Death’ will attend the American event next year.

The one-person play ‘3600 Seconds Death’ written by Amir-Hossein Behbahani, directed by Elham Yousefi and performed by Ava Alavi will attend the 8th United Solo Theater Festival, slated for September 14-November 19, 2017, in New York City.

United Solo is an annual international festival for solo performances. Through a variety of one-person shows, the event explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual.

The festival audience can experience one-person performances from all over the world, better understand foreign cultures and traditions and see the perspective of people in various walks of life coming from different backgrounds and speaking different languages.

‘3600 Seconds Death’ was selected as one of the winners of the screenwriting competition of the 35th Fajr International Theater Festival in Iran in September. It was staged in Tehran from May 17-June 9.

“Before attending the American event which is the world’s largest solo theater festivals, we will stage it in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver,” Honaronline quoted Yousefi as saying.

The play narrates the story of a young girl who after entering a house, encounters strange incidents.

Yousefi, 30, is a dramatist and stage director based in Montreal. She has directed three plays in Montreal and organized a workshop about mythology and Meisner technique (an approach to acting which was developed by the American theater practitioner Sanford Meisner) in Iran.

Her works appear as dreamlike pictures in which fiction and reality meet. They mainly have psychosocial and mythological content, discovering the correlation of the interrelation of social factors and individual thought and behavior. Relationship plays a key role for her. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, her works establish an interactive relation with the audience.


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