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New production of the Theater Center of KANOON (The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young People)

Design and Implement: Farideh Shirjian Goal: Provide educational concepts in the project “Theatre – School”

This workshop is composed of two main parts:

  1. Object Theatre: The motion of ordinary objects into art-historical objects
  2. Conceptual Theater: Consists of a series of conceptual art with ancient


On the occasion of National Child Week in collaboration with the National Museum of Iran, the first edition of this workshop was held with the attendance of the general audience. The second section with the elementary students performed at the National Museum of Iran.

Then eight other courses was held in the libraries of KANOON (The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young People) in Tehran and performed to the members of that libraries.

Method: At the first children must discussed about the four historical periods (Median,   Achaemenid, Parthian, Sassanid) that based on their history book in school and primary school curriculum, and discuss about the most important features of them. This book was for reading and learning in school but now is for seeing and understanding in libraries and…

After this workshop she said: “I’m very glad that I could teach concepts of school books and art history with showing two thousand images of ancient art to children. In my reason using

conceptual art is very interesting for children and so in invite artists that use this method.

Farideh Shirjian

Born: 1969,  Tehran, Iran

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre (major: Dramatic Literature), Master’s Degree in Art Research

Teaching: Teaching theatre in single School of Play of Tehran 2000 to 2008, Teaching play writing, play

reading, and drama to blind students at Asaye Sepid Institute in 2006 and 2007

Broadcast: 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

Publishing: 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

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, Sociodrama, Egypt Theatre, Drama in Education (theory and practice), a Project in Progress in

Iran, under Publishing

Translating: 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

Project: 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

Performance: 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

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

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

Now, in continuation of her project, DIE, she has 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 2013.

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