Curriculum Vitae

ASTERA MORTEZAI
Artist, performer, translator, and member of project Geografie Umane by Marisa Grande. Born in Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan in 1980. Lives and works in Gouda, Netherlands.

Education:
Master of Fine Arts, Alzahra University, Tehran 2008.

Directing:
2015 Petit Prince, Saba Complex, Teheran
2014 Windows of My City, Saba Complex, Tehran
2011 Macbeth, Zahra High school, Teheran
2010 Trust me, Teheran University
2009 Antigone, Saba Complex, Teheran

Personal projects:
2020 That is not Enough, Garenspinnerij, Gouda
2019 Papier Bos, N. Mandela Centrum, Gouda
2019 My New Way is the same, E.Vreedehuis, Den Haag
2019 That is not Enough, Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam
2018 That is not Enough, Harter Tobak, Berlin
2018 My new way is the same, Rijswijk, Den Haag
2018 Traces of my Mind, Commune Gallery, Den Bosch

Acting:
2019 Geografie Umane, Living Village festival, Dalfsen
2017 Lethe, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht
2016 Lethe, City of Theater, Tehran
2010 Phobia (clandestine work), Tehran
2010 Alzheimer (clandestine work), Tehran
2009 Othello, Tehran
2009 Voices of Evil, Wien, Graz
2008 Tree bridges(Lalish theater project), Molavi Theater, Tehran
2007 Read, City of Theater, Tehran   
2005 The Only Way Possible, City of Theater, Tehran
2003 Night Mother, Saqqz, Kurdistan
2002 Shokouh Aieen, Sanandaj, Kurdistan

Workshop experiences with:
2019 Marisa Grande, (from physicality to musicality) 
2019 Marisa Grande, (writing and Moving)
2019 Katie Duk, (contemporary dance)
2017 Mostafa Shabkhan (contemporary dance)
2017 Iris van Peppen (improvisation)
2009 Julian Boal (Forum Theater)
2007 Shamal Amin (Lalish theater labor)

Published translations
(French to Persian):
2012 L’ Eden Cinema (Marguerite Duras)
2010 The Poetic Body (Jacques Lecoq)

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