IBNA- Persian translation of 'Metamorphoses' (2002), a play with primal allure of theater by American playwright and director Mary Zimmerman adapted from the classic Ovid poem ‘Metamorphoses’ has been published.
The play which subtly mixes the ancient stories of pathos and tragedy with contemporary language has been translated into Persian by Dorsa Mo’ayedi and released by Rouzbahan Publishing in 144 pages.
Called by ‘Time’ the "theater event of the year,"Mary Zimmerman's ‘Metamorphoses’ brings Ovid's tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change. Nominated for three 2002 Tony Awards, including "Best Play," Metamorphoses earned Zimmerman a Tony for "Best Direction of a Play."
The play premiered in 1996 as Six Myths at Northwestern University and later the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. The play opened off-Broadway in October 2001 at the Second Stage Theatre. It transferred to Broadway on 21 February 2002 at the Circle in the Square Theatre produced by Roy Gabay and Robyn Goodman. That year it won several Tony Awards.
It was revived at the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago on 19 September 2012 and was produced in Washington, DC at the Arena Stage in 2013.
Zimerman is an ensemble member of the Lookingglass Theatre Company, the Manilow Resident Director at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, and also serves as the Jaharis Family Foundation Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University.
She is currently a faculty member in the Performance Studies department at Northwestern. She has earned national and international recognition in the form of numerous awards, including the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (1998).
She has received more than 20 Joseph Jefferson Awards for her creative work in the Chicago Area and won a 2002 Tony Award for Best Direction for her adaptation of Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’. Other notable productions include ‘Eleven Rooms of Proust’ and ‘The Secret in the Wings’.