Join us for online conversations with American theatre professionals in a new edition of Shop Talks: U.S. Theatre moderated by theatre director Seema Sueko.
The guest speaker of the second Shop Talk on May 18 at 4:00 PM MSK is Robert Farid Karimi.
Performer, author, filmmaker and social engagement artist, Robert Farid Karimi designs games and interactive performance experiences to spark audiences/players, in all manner of civic spaces, to imagine worlds of mutual community nourishment. Karimi made healthy messaging delicious with The People’s Cook Project: a culinary engagement project which inspires audiences to exchange their cultural culinary histories, connect with one another over humor & food, and discover their own power towards personal balance. This project served over 60,000 people from 2009-2019.
With his Iranian-Guatemalan heritage as a point of departure, Karimi plays a diverse group of characters in his solo shows. A Creative Capital artist, Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, Robert Farid Karimi featured their work on NPR, The Smithsonian, SouthXSouthWest, HBO’s DefPoetryJam, Los Angeles Times, Callaloo, Total Chaos: an anthology of Hip Hop theory, Asian American Literary Review, and A Good Time for The Truth: Race In Minnesota and various platforms/spaces worldwide.
Karimi’s new book will focus on the role of play and playfulness in creating effective social engagement and cross-cultural pedagogy. Karimi serves as Associate Professor in the School of Music, Dance and Theater department at Arizona State University.
ALL AMERICAN CENTER IN MOSCOW EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE / ВСЕ МЕРОПРИЯТИЯ АМЕРИКАНСКОГО ЦЕНТРА В МОСКВЕ БЕСПЛАТНЫ
You can register below and leave your valid email address to receive a reminder 30 minutes before the online event begins on May 18, 2022, at 4:00 PM MSK.