Reza Abdoh: Theatre Visionary

April 12, 2017
  • Reza Abdoh introduction and discussion

    Part of a screening of Reza Abdoh: Theater Visionary at 356 Mission, Los Angeles

    Introduction by Bradford Nordeen, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and members of Abdoh's company, Dar A Luz.

    April 12, 2017

  • Reza Abdoh: Theatre Visionary

    A documentary film by Adam Soch

    104min., 2015

    Join the filmmaker and original members of Abdoh’s company, Dar A Luz, for a discussion around the visionary’s singular approaches to performance and theater preceding the screening.

    Wednesday, April 12, 7PM

    at Twooga Booga/ 356 S. Mission Road

    Reza Abdoh: Theater Visionary, Documetary Film – 3 minute Trailer from Adam Soch on Vimeo.

    Reza Abdoh (1963-1995) was an Iranian-born American director and playwright known for large-scale, experimental theatrical productions like Bogeyman and Tight White Right. A prolific artist, Abdoh died of AIDS in 1995 at the age of 32, having created an impressive body of stage spectacles known for their sensory overload, ferocious energy and hallucinatory dreamscapes. Twenty years after Reza Abdoh’s passing, his company members, collaborators, friends and family have come together to create a film that will share his legacy; his groundbreaking work and his visionary, theatrical genius.

    Directed by Abdoh’s long-time friend and collaborator, filmmaker Adam Soch, this feature-length documentary provides a window into Abdoh, his company, his creative process and his elaborate productions by incorporating incredible live performance footage and interviews with those who were there.

    Tags: Adam Soch, Bidoun, Bradford Nordeen, Dar a Luz, Dirty Looks, Reza Abdoh