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Farideh Shirjian

writer and researcher

Farideh Shirjian

High School Diploma Field: Experimental Science, awarded in 1986
Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre (major: Dramatic Literature), awarded by Faculty of Play and Music, college of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, in 1996
Master’s Degree in Art Research awarded by Faculty of Art, Tarbiat Modares University, in 1999

Teaching theatre in single School of Play of Tehran (for girls aged 15 to 18) for 8 years from 2000 to 2008
Teaching play writing, play reading, and drama to blind students at Asaye Sepid Institute in 2006 and 2007

Cooperation with Ghalamro program of Culture Network of I.R Iran Radio in field of Dramatic creativity as designer, writer, expert and presenter in 2004 and 2005

Cooperation with Iran, Hamshahri and Etelaat Dailies, and publishing more than 20 educational, critic, analytical and press interview on theatre and movies in 1999 and 2001
Publishing the book “the Status of Traditional Plays in Contemporary Theatre of Iran” in 2001
Publishing two articles called: In Mirror of Stage (about the philosophical status of human being in contemporary theatre of Iran) and One Underlying Reality (about 13th Iran International Festival of University Theatre) in 2008 and 2009 on Khatt Foundation website
Translating 100+ Ideas for drama book, written by Anna Scher; published by Afraz in 2012
Translating the articles:
Freddie and Friends, Puppetry and Play in the Hospital by Helene Hugel,

Playback Theatre:

Theatre in Education:


Egypt Theatre:

Drama in Education (theory and practice), a Project in Progress in Iran, under Publishing

The book of Q U E S T: Questions for Understanding, Exploring, Seeing, and Thinking, Project MUSE, Project Zero Publications, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Research on life and thoughts of George Bernard Show together with analysis of two drama of him (Rented House and Return of Life) in 1996
Forming a theatrical group called Popular Theatre Group ,leading a long term workshop in field of different types of Applied Drama and Augusto Boal ‘s theatrical techniques and setting up a project called Drama in Education in 2010

Performing more than 25 plays with and for youths from 2000 to 2008
Writing and directing three plays based on textbooks (History, Civics and life skills, Farsi Literature at secondary schools from 2010 to 2012

Top Student of Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran in 1996

Top Researcher of the year 2000, introduced by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran

Now, in continuation of my project, DIE, I have been working with 10-year-old children so that they can write play scripts and perform plays based on their textbooks.
In addition, they are encouraged to do research, analyze and improve their philosophical thoughts.
The activities began from 6-01-2013

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