From October 1st through October 31st, 2021, you can stream The Scarlet Stone free on this page.
October 10, 2021, 2PM PST/5PM PST virtual presentation – Join the artists in conversation with the highly acclaimed theatre director Peter Sellars and the celebrated Persian scholar Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak on Sunday Oct. 10th at (2PM PST, 5PM EST) for a literary and artistic discussion about the piece.
The Scarlet Stone is a multidisciplinary dance/theatre/music work by Shahrokh Yadegari, in collaboration with Shahrokh Moshkin-Ghalam. The Scarlet Stone is based on the Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) by Ferdowsi and the last work of Siavash Kasrai, Mohreye Sorkh. The support of many intellectuals and leftists for Ayatollah Khomeini is considered to be one of most important factors for the triumph of the Islamic regime in the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Siavash Kasrai, a celebrated poet and vocal dissident of the Shah and the Pahlavi regime, was among such leftist intellectuals. Fearing persecution by the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kasrai fled the country in 1982. After living in exile for 10 years, basing his story on the most famous mythological story of the Shahnameh, `Rostam and Sohrab’, he wrote Mohreye Sorkh in 1992 in Moscow to recount some of the events of the 1979 revolution.