Ali Shams / Director & Playwright

 

 

Ali Shams

1985 – Arak, Iran

 

Student at the Sapienza University (Master Degree) Arti e Scienze dello Spettacolo – Rome, Italy

 

Playwright, Journalist, Actor, Director, and Theater Critic.

 

Member of “The Don Qixote” Theater Ensemble.

 

Scholarship Winner  New York Academy  (Los Angeles)

 

Schorlarship Winner Lazio Dizu Rome .

 

Plays

 

-“Daberna” (2003)

-“Dancer of my temples” (Tehran, Reading Session at Saraaye-Ahle-Ghalam) (2005)

-“Amineh” (Tehran, Reading Session in Fajr Theater Festival) (2006)

“The Sphinx” (2007)

-“Arus-Khaun” (Tehran, Banou Festival) (2007)

-“Reshki and Massi” (Tehran City Theater, Rituals and Traditions Festival) (2007)

-“Life of Egos” (Tehran, Molavi Theater) (2008)

-“If you’re traveling one of the nights of Tehran” (2008)

-“ Five episodes of lethal” (2009)

-“The Cat in its own blood(2010)

-"Mesopotamian stories" (2013)

-“ specific contact” (2013)

- “ Humans Farm” (2014)

- “ Eight Houses”(2015)

- “Night of the Long Knives” (2016)

 

 

Director

 

-“Arus-Khaun” (Tehran, Banou Festival) (2007)

 

-“Reshki and Massi” (Tehran City Theater, Rituals and Traditions Festival) (2007)

 

-“If you’re traveling one of the nights of Tehran” (Tehran, Khaneye Namayesh Theater) (2010)

 

-“Da Qutaynamk” (Rome, Sala Uno.2012)(teatro Tordinona 2013)

 

-"specific contact "(Tehran ,City teather 2013)

 

- “ Humans Farm” (33th Fadjr International Theater Festival , Tehran) ( Teatro Salauno , Rome 2015)(City theater of Tehran September 2015)

 

- “ Mesapotamia’s stories” (34th Fadjr International Theater Festival , Tehran) (Iranshar theater hall 2016)

 

 

Assistant Director

 

-“Pinocchio” (By Asghar Dashti and Nasim Ahmadpour) (Tehran City Theater 2007)(Germany, 2008)

-“Molla Nasreddin” (By Asghar Dashti) (Tehran, Molavi Theater 2010)

 

 

 

 

Actor (Theater)

 

-“Flight of the Warblers” (By Hojatolah Sabzi) (Arak, Amirkabir Amphitheater) (1998)

-“The Neighbor” (By Davoud Bahmani) (Arak, Ayne Theater) (1999)

-“Donkey-Riding Jackal” (By Davoud Bahmani) (Arak, Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults) (2000)

-“The Wolf and the Sheep” (By Hojatolah Sabzi) (Arak, Kosar Hall) (2000)

-“Memory of the loved one” (By Hojatolah Sabzi) (Arak, Ayne Theater) (2001)

-“The Hidden Truth” (By Behzad Behzadpour) (Tehran, Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults) (2001/2002)

-”3NG” (By Mahmoud Salarvand) (Tehran, Reading Session at the Higher School of Acting) (2003)

-“Ahou, Talhak, Salandar, and the others” (By Mohammad Azmoon) (Tehran, Reading Session at the Higher School of Acting) (2003)

-“Pahlevan Akbar Dies” (By Nasser Sohrabi) (Tehran, Reading Session at the Higher School of Acting) (2005)

-“Striptease and Carol” (By Rooholah Ghotbi) (Tehran, Tehran, Reading Session at the Higher School of Acting) (2005)

-“Down the passage of Saghakhaneh” (By Nasser Sohrabi) (Tehran, NiavaranCulturalCenter) (2006)

-“A visit to the inhabitants of the graves” (By Ali Jamshidi) (The University of Tehran) (Praised at The Students’ Theater Festival) (2006)

-“Mobarak’s Tricks” (By Raham Makhdoomi) (Tehran, Khaneye Namayesh) (Praised at The Annual Theater Actors’ Festival of Khaneye Theater) (2008)

-“Three Eternal Days” (By Raham Makhdoomi) (Bojnourd, Razavi Festival, Golshan Theater) (2008)

-“Molla Nasredin” (By Asghar Dashti) (Tehran, Molavi Hall) (2009)

 

 

Television ( Actor)

 

-“Joseph, The Prophet” (By Farajolah Salahshoor) (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) (2003)

-“Vafa” (Mohammad Hossein Latifi) (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) (2004)

 

 

Cinema ( Screenplay and Director)

 

- “Surprise” (2016)

 

Books

 

- “Amineh (Play)” (Soureh Mehr Publications) (Selected as one of the top plays of the year, 2010)

 

- “The Sphinx (Play)” (Namayesh Publications) (Selected in the writing competition of Fajr Theater Festival, 2011)

 

- “If you’re traveling one of the nights of Tehran (play) (Namayesh Publications)  (Best play in the writing   competition traditional and ritual festival, 2013)

 

"-Mesopotamia’s tale & Life of Egos( two plays)"( Ghatre Publication, 2014)

 

- “ Teatro Comico , Sposa Persiana”  Carlo Goldoni. (Translation),(Ghatre Publication2017)

 

- “La moglie Saggia & La Finta Ammalata” Carlo Goldoni (Translation) (Ghatre Publication2017)

 

- “Bugiardo” Carlo Goldoni (Translation) (Bidgol Publication 2017)

 

-  “Vedova Saggia” Carlo Goldoni ( Translation) (Bidgol Publication 2017)

 

- “ The Cat in its own blood  and  Humans Farm “ (Two Plays in Italian laguage) ( Fuorilinea Publication 2017 ) Rome

 

 

 

 

 

Other Activities

 

- Journalist, Critic, Member of the editorial board in newspapers and magazines like “Javan”, “Cinema”, “Abrar”, “Haft Negah”, “Haft Honar”, “Tehran e Emrooz” and “Namayesh” since 2003.

 

- Head of editorial board in Womens’ Theater Festival’s Book.

 

- Writer and Expert in TV Programs like “Haft Eghlim” and “Fridays with Theater” in Farhang Radio. (2007 - 2010)

 

- Member of the editorial board of Iran and The World Theater Calendar. (2009)

 

- Writer and Production Assistant of “Chaharsoo” Program on “Good Morning Iran”, (Iran Broadcasting) (2009)

 

- Theater Critic in Mehr News Agency Sessions. (2007)

 

- Working with bulletins and catalogues of festivals like “Fajr”, “Puppets”, “Rituals and Traditions”, and “Razavi” since

2007.

 

-  “Odin theatre “ Workshop by Eugenio Barba in Rome (2013)

 

- Collaboration with bulletins of Fadjr International Theater as Italian translator (For instance   some article about Italian theater director such as Roemo Castelluci) For instance

 

- Writing poems “ Tel zahhak” collaborative prodict “The Don Qixote” and “ Mass & fieber”  Iran & Switzerland” (2012)

 

- Consulting Director    “ Waiting Godo” directed by Asghar Dashti , Iran . Molavi Theater (2014)