PO Box 30393
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(Due to conflicts Robert Smythe's talk back has been moved to Wednesday night.)
Nominated for a Fringe First for best new work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival ("Magical and Enchanting 5 stars!" - The Scotsman) Silken Veils combines Rumi poetry, puppetry, animation and Iranian history. Darya questions the value of love as she relives her chaotic childhood during the Iran-Iraq War.
Wednesday Sept. 12th
Robert Smythe (Founder and Artistic Director Mum Puppet Theatre)
Friday Sept. 14th
Deborah Harrold (Lecturer, Political Science, Middle East, Bryn Mawr College)
Leila Ghaznavi’s, playwright/actor/puppeteer, work has been seen both domestically and abroad in Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Bali, Indonesia and Kristiansand, Norway. She holds a M.F.A. in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts and a B.A. in music composition from Bryn Mawr College. As a performer and playwright Leila Ghaznavi leads an ensemble of four through this turbulent, sometimes humorous, tale of the strength and weaknesses of love in a political revolutionary landscape.