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Tara Ahmadinejad

Tara Ahmadinejad is a director and writer, and co-founder of theater collective Piehole. Recent play credits include Sarah Einspanier’s Lunch Bunch (Clubbed Thumb) and Chana Porter’s Leap and the Net Will Appear (New Georges). With Piehole, she recently wrote/performed Disclaimer at The Public’s Under the Radar, directed for the VR Project The Under Presents, created with Tender Claws, and is developing a new audio-theater project with Celine Song. www.pieholed.com

In Conversation

ANNE BOGART with Tara Ahmadinejad

In mid-May, I began a correspondence with American theater icon, Anne Bogart, director, writer, educator, and founder of SITI Company whose decades-long career has influenced generations of theater practitioners. Anne was my mentor in graduate school, and while her counsel often replays in my head, I hadn't regularly kept in touch with her. Anne’s ideas about theater and process are both drawn from life, and offer philosophical frameworks for approaching life. Her teachings on the interplay between leading and following, stuckness and unstuckness, and control and surrender can as much be applied to directing and performing theater as they can to any challenging situation one might encounter.

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The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2020

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