Stone Patience is a new work that Cindy is in the early stage of writing.
Stone Patience is a contemporary performance work that tells of a modern day love story between an Iranian man and an Australian woman. He in Australia lives with the title refugee, she in Iran is kharagee (foreigner). The work explores the challenges of a cross-cultural relationship where Middle Eastern and Western politics and social values impact upon a couple’s freedom if they choose to remain together. Their story is woven into the Iranian Sleeping Beauty fable, Arosake Sange Saboor (The Doll of Stone Patience), inviting audiences to explore the realm of the human heart beyond the context of time and place. In Iran, to say someone has stone patience (sange saboor in Farsi) means that they are patient in listening to the sorrows of another.
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Performers: BIANCA MACKAIL & FARIBORZ MOHAM
Writer/Director: CINDY SCHWENN
Directive Consultant: NASIM KHORVASI
Dramaturg: ANNA YEN
Musicians: OMID RAHIMI & MICHAEL TAYLOR
LX Designer: DAVID WALTERS
AV Designer: LEILA HONARI