Tara Ahmadinejad will discuss her practice as a theater-maker working across platforms and disciplines, and her pursuits of liveness, presence, and delight in these various contexts. With an emphasis on the role of audience agency and how it translates across mediums, she invites students to explore the boundaries of our self-conception as artists, and how crossing them can deepen the questions we ask with our work.
Please register below. This event is open to Harvard students only.
ABOUT TARA AHMADINEJAD
Tara Ahmadinejad is a NYC-based director and theater-maker, and co-founding member of live arts collective Piehole. With Piehole, she has directed and co-authored original works for theaters, galleries, and digital spaces, including collaborations with the LA-based Tender Claws in AR and VR: Tendar (Sundance 2018) and The Under Presents (Oculus, Sundance 2019, Emmy Finalist). Current Piehole works include Disclaimer, written by Ahmadinejad (The Public’s Under the Radar 2020) and Tread on Me, Tread Softly (audio-theater collaboration with writer Celine Song). Recent new play directing: Karen, I said by Eliza Bent (created for Zoom) and Sarah Einspanier's Lunch Bunch (Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks, NY Times Critic's Pick). NYTW Usual Suspect; Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship; New Georges Affiliated Artist; MFA Columbia University.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact Theater, Dance & Media at tdm[at]fas.harvard.edu.