You want to know what love is. Don’t we all?
Time to switch off the dating apps, forget the nightclubs and get in tune with a thousand-year strong tradition of courtly Persian love poetry. Rest assured: there is a verse for every condition of the heart!
Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love is a new theatre work inspired by the traditional practice of private recitals and elaborate ‘curtain shows’ performed all through the Persian-speaking world.
Through intimate storytelling and epic ballads from the streets of Kabul, Tehran and Quetta, via Western Sydney, your hosts Bibi, Jawad and Mahdi are here to guide you on the path to love.
Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love is currently in development.
Created by Mahdi Mohammadi, Jawad Yaqoubi, Bibi Goul Mossavi, Paul Dwyer and Sean Bacon
Performers Mahdi Mohammadi, Jawad Yaqoubi & Bibi Goul Mossavi
Director Paul Dwyer
Video Artist Sean Bacon
Lighting Designer Mirabelle Wouters
Stage Manager Patrick Howard
Project Intern Bernadette Fam
Producer PYT Fairfield
2019 – GENERATE program at Crack Festival
2019 – Adhocracy at Vitalstatistix
2019 – PYT Residencies
2020 – PYT and Sydney University development
This project is proudly supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, the NSW Government through Create NSW, The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation and the University of Sydney
Image Credit: Katy Green Loughrey