Synopsis and Team
Director: مهدی آگاهی کشه￼ (￼Mehdi Agahikeshe, ￼￼Iran)
￼￼￼￼Music Director: نوید گوهری￼ (￼Navid Gohari, ￼￼Iran)
￼￼￼￼Performer: سارا اکبری￼ (￼Sarah Akbari, ￼￼Iran)
￼￼￼￼Performer: نهال فرجادی￼ (￼Nahal Farjadi, ￼￼Iran)
￼￼Performer: طاهره هزاوه￼￼ (￼￼Tahere Hazaveh. ￼Iran)
￼￼￼Performer: محمد مجد طاهری (￼Mohammad Majd Taheri, ￼￼Iran)
￼￼￼￼Stage Manager: امیر حسین حیدری￼ (￼Amir Hoseyn Heydari, ￼￼Iran)
￼￼Light Designer: علی کوزه گر￼￼ (￼￼Ali Koozegar, ￼Iran)
￼Artistic Coordinator: محسن تمدنی نژاد (￼￼Mohsen Tamaddoninejad, ￼Iran)
Producer: Beyn Theater Group
Premiere: 01-26-2018 / International Fadjr Theater Festival / Tehran, Iran
And/Or/Pro/methe, as shown in this performance, is the story of an oppressed forgotten girl who gets reborn or regenerates from her anger and suppression as a runing machine to simultaneously destroy and be destroyed,
and/or the tale of a horrified lonesome woman who seeks, seeks, seeks safety or rest and welfare but doesn't find [even a glimmer], someone who doesn't go ahead but just sinks or falls downward,
and/or the narrative of a semi-mad man who is obsessed with the theme of selection or choosing, neither this nor that, actually there is no option for him but fleet unattainable death which doesn't obey the fate or denstiny but [concurrently] obeys [or capitulates to it], [s]he strongly resists but weakly surrenders, shouts but is silent or neither can cry nor still, loves but hates, till [s]he [eventually]goes to his[/her] alter [to sacrify or be sacrified] but doesn't go; the constant slaughter of the past which never passes [or comes] and the future which never comes [or passes] or both which unremittingly pour in the perpetual present on the alter stone.
And/Or/Pro/methe is all about these and/or isn't; about [contemporary] human, as a species, who has been plagued or lost in the labyrinth of violence, totures, suffers, struggles, ruins, gets ruined, and rots.
"This is a theatrical event staged in traditional style, but taking tradition as far as it can go. The singing is both extreme and controlled, stretching the human voice to its limits.There is no compromise or surrender to Western standards of vocal art. The result is a performance of great honesty and integrity."
(Liu Sola for the Jury Members of the 2018 edition of MusicTheatreNOW competition)