We’re happy to announce a special post-show panel discussion after our matinee of Blood Wedding on Sunday March 15th.
The Other Lorcas
Sunday March 15th (performance at 2pm, discussion to follow)
with Soheil Parsa, Ramin Jahanbegloo and Paulie McDermid
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating trinity of perspectives. Soheil will be joined by Modern Times’ board member/philosopher, Ramin Jahanbegloo, and Aluna board member/Lorca scholar, Paulie McDermid.
Ramin Jahanbegloo is a well-known Iranian-Canadian philosopher. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, History and Political Science and later his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. He has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of more than 24 books in Persian, English, and French on philosophy, comparative politics and nonviolence. He is presently an Associate Professor of Political Science and a Noor-York Visiting Chair in Islamic Studies at York University and an advisory board member of PEN Canada.
Dr. Paulie McDermid is a member of Aluna Theatre’s Board of Directors, as well as a queer performance artist, and an academic specializing in the theatre works of Federico García Lorca. Since he first saw one of Lorca’s dramas as a teenager in Scotland, Paulie has spent 30 years exploring the work of Lorca in universities and on stages in Ireland, Spain and Canada. In 2007, he completed a PhD on and published a groundbreaking book looking at Lorca’s theatre works from the queer perspective of sexual and gender identity.
Paulie has also written about his own ‘other Lorcas’ over on the Aluna blog. Check it out here.
Image: Garcia Lorca by Khadzhi-Murad Alikhanov