The Poets and the Assassin: Performance and discussion of a play by Reza Jalali
- 3/28/2013 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
- Event Type: Performance
- Sponsor: Gender and Women's Studies Program
- Contact: Kathleen O'Connor
- - Open to the Public -
Iranian women live contradictory lives in an intensely traditional and patriarchal society. Veiled by the chador, unseen but seeing, they have found ways to resist, protest, and fight for equality. The Poets and the Assassin challenges stereotypical assumptions about Iranian women and offers historical and contemporary insights into their lives. The playwright, Reza Jalali, is a Kurd from Iran who has lived in Maine since 1985, a human rights activist, Muslim scholar, and writer. He teaches at the University of Southern Maine and the Bangor Theological Seminary and serves as the Muslim chaplain at Bates College. He has written the foreword to New Mainers, a book about immigrants' experiences in Maine, and Moon Watchers, a children's book about a Muslim family at Ramadan.