Dorr-E Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love.

Jawad and Mahdi want to know what love is. Don’t we all? Time to switch off the dating apps, step out of the nightclub for a night, and get in tune with the rhythms of a thousand year strong tradition of courtly Dari love poetry. Rest assured: there’s a verse for every condition of the heart, no matter how catastrophic.

Dorr-E Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love is a new theatre work, developed with PYT Fairfield and inspired by the practice of recitals and ‘curtain shows’ that takes place in private homes and tea-houses all through Iran, Afghanistan and other parts of Central Asia.

Co-Creator/Performers Mahdi Mohammadi and Jawad Yaqoubi
Paul Dwyer
Video Artist
Sean Bacon
Creative Producer
PYT I Fairfield

Development History
2019 – GENERATE program at Crack Festival.
2019 – Adhocracy at Vitalstatistix
2019 – PYT Residencies

This project is proudly supported by The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation, Australian Council for the Arts and the NSW Government through Create NSW

Image Credit: Alex Wisser