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Author Abdoh, Reza.
Title Reza Abdoh collection of papers and videotapes, 1983-1999.


Description Papers: 2.5 lf. (6 boxes)
Videos: 23 tapes
Summary The Reza Abdoh collection consists of biographical materials, ephemera, clippings, scripts, photographs and videotapes relating to theater and film projects, both produced and unrealized, and to Dar A Luz, the theater company Reza Abdoh founded in 1991.
Note The Reza Abdoh collection is divided into three sections: the non-video materials held in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, the 22 videos held by the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, and the 1 video (the opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA) and 17 sound recordings held by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Biography Reza Abdoh (1963-1995) was a director, playwright, and poet, as well as the founding director of the Dar A Luz theater company, which performed his avant-garde works throughout the world. Born in Teheran, Iran, Reza Abdoh became interested in theater in early childhood, and began directing plays while still a teenager. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and, in addition to directing plays, videos, and short films, began to develop his own scripts for the stage, several of which toured the world. In 1991, Reza Abdoh founded the Dar A Luz theater company. He was at work on a new piece when he died of AIDS in New York City on May 11, 1995, at the age of 32.
Indexes Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
Subject Abdoh, Reza.
Abdoh, Salar.
Dar A Luz.
Experimental theater -- United States.