"Shame" a play by Sholeh Wolpe, (Staged Reading), directed by Caryn West PastTuesday, March 17, 2015 ,
Marc Weitz, Producer
The greatest number of human rights violations worldwide has been and are committed against women and girls. “Honor” and “shame” play a major part in many of these atrocities. what is the cost of happiness and personal freedom? And are we willing to pay it if we are able to do so?
The Iranian poet, Forugh Farrokhzad, who died at the age of 32 and is now considered as one of the iconic female poets of the Middle East, poses this same question in one of her poems:
How much must one pay?
How much does it cost to grow
a cement wall cubicle?
Sholeh Wolpé is a poet, writer, editor, and literary translator. A recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim award, 2014 Hedgebrook Residency, 2013 Midwest Book Award and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, Wolpé is the author of three collections of poetry , two books of translations, and is the editor of three anthologies.
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