“‘I love going to Modern Times shows because I know I will see something marvellous.
It began with Modern Times’ first production of Bahram Beyza’ie’s ‘The Conquest’ (‘The Wanderer’) in 1989. Soheil needed something set-wise for the main character (The Sufi) to sit on.
I was 19 with bleach blond hair and a strong yet volatile idea about myself and my future. When my mom told me about Soheil Parsa’s theatre workshop
25 years is decidedly an auspicious juncture for any ongoing individual career or collective undertaking to be celebrating. This perhaps even more so when this work has involved the exploration of less-travelled paths – with all of the inherent, additional hurdles that this infers. In the musing of how, in relatively short-form, to encapsulate profound artistic experiences, some general characterizations are unavoidable though these are no-less resonant and deeply felt.
[metaslider id=8496] The evening could not have come off better on October 27th at Talulah’s Lounge of Buddies and Bad Times. One hundred of our collaborators, supporters and friends were on hand…
The first of many wonderful experiences working with Soheil and Modern Times was in “Stories From the Rains of Love and Death”, where I played the Teacher and The Man (who happened to be dead). The material was so compelling – dark, enigmatic and evocative – and I loved Soheil’s generous, challenging and very personal process. So much so that I’ve always come back for more!
Daniel David Moses has supported the company with an annual donation for as long as we can remember. For us, Daniel’s contribution to the company is more than just his financial contribution; his constancy roots us, reminds us there’s a community around. We asked Daniel what it is about Modern Times that has keeps him believing in us.