Ali Shams / Director & Playwright

 

 

Ali Shams

1985 – Arak , Iran

 

Master Degree at University of Sapienza Rome. Arti e Scienze dello Spettacolo

 Rome, Italy , 2016

Playwright, Theatre Director, Translator, Researcher

Member of  “ Don Quixote” Theater Company

Scholarship Winner  NewYork Film Academy  (Los Angeles) 2016

Schorlarship Winner Lazio Dizu Rome since 2010 to 2016

 

 

 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)

-" Dal Khutai Namak" (2012)

-“ specific contact” (2012)

-"Mesopotamian stories" (2013)

- “ Humans Farm” (2014)

- " Eight Houses "(2015)

- " Night of the Long Knives" (2016)

 -" When The Rooster sings Wrong" (2017)

- " Khizab" (2017)

 

 

Director 

- " Arus Khaun" (Tehran, Banou Festival, 2007)

-" Reshki and Massi ”  (Tehran City Theater, Rituals and Traditions International  Festival2007) 

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

- "Da Khutai Namak” (Rome, Sala Uno, 2012) , (teatro Tordinona, 2013) , (Maratona di Corti Festival ,2013)

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

- "Human's Farm”  (Sayeh hall 2015) , ( Teatro Salauno ,2015) ), ( Rome Fringe Festival)

-" Mesapotamia’s stories” (Iranshahr Theatre Hall , 2016 ) , ( Winner of  Critics and Writers Assocation Award, 2016)

- " Night of The Long Knives" ( Mostaghel Theatre Hall 2017) , ( Fadjr International Theatre Festival )

- "Mediterranean" (Spazio Matta, Pescara, Italy) , ( Teatro di Documenti, Rome) , ( Sziv,Budapest) 2018

- " When The Rooster sings Wrong" (Iranshahr Hall), (Fadjr International Theatre  Festival ) 2018

 

 

Books 

Amineh (Play) (Namayesh Publications) Selected as one of the top plays of the year, 2010 - 

The Sphinx (Play) (Soure Mehr Publications) Selected in the writing competition of Fadjr 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 - 

La Moglie Saggia  and La Finta Ammalata Carlo Goldoni”(Translator) (Ghatre Publication), 2016 - 

Il Teatro Comico  and La Sposa Persiana Carlo Goldoni ( Translator) ,(Ghatre Publiction) , 2016 - 

La vedova Scaltra and  Carlo Goldoni , ( Translator) (Bidgol Publication) , 2017 - 

Bugiardo Carlo Goldoni ,( Translator), (Bidgol Publication), 2017 - 

La Fattoria degli Umani e Fine del Gatto” ( Two Plays)  ( Fourilinea Editorial) ,Italy 2017 - 

  - Night of The Long Knive and Human's Farm ( Two Plays) , ( Avaz Publication) 2018

 

Film

- Surprise ( Short Film) Participated in more than 10 International Festivals such as MOD Festival , Moroco Festival , Granada    Festival, Horizon Rome Festival 2016 

- Serik  ( Screenwriter) 2017

- Reset  (Short Film) 2018

 

 

Other Activities 

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

  2007- Head of editorial board in Womens’ Theater Festival’s Book-

- Writer and Expert in TV and Radio 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 “Fadjr”, “Puppets”, “Rituals and Traditions”, and “Razavi” since 2007 to 2011

- 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 Quixote” and  "Mass & fieber" , Iran & Switzerland. 2012

- Holding " Naghali Work Shop and Oriental Theatre " in Teatro Sala Uno e Biblioteca Rispoli, 2013

- Participating in Odin Theatre Work Shop led by Eugenio Barba in Teatro Vashello , Rome , 2014

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

- Concert Performance  of  Haft Peykar with Peyman Khazeny  in Filarmonica Romana , Rome 2016

- Nominated for Best Director in National section of Fadjr International THeatre Festival, 2017

- member of  Jury in different Festivals like Student International Festival , Experimental Theatre Festival ecc ,since 2015

- Holding Text Play Work Shop in "Paieze Institute" 2018

- Professor of Art University of Tehran since 2018

 - Fadjr International Theater Festival Award for Best playwrighting - International Competition 2019