Hoshang Waziri

Plays by Hoshang Waziri

The Takeover  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Described as a 'dance of death' akin to the works of Strindberg or Genet. Set in a decaying haunted house where a group of mad and half-mad women plot against each other for the decaying remains of a once-elegant mansion.  

Hoshang Waziri was born in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. He studied Fine Arts and graduated with a Bachelor's in Theater Directing from the College of Fine Arts, Baghdad University, in 1990. His collection of political essays, Between Two Iraqs (Bilad Mabayeen Iraqain), was published by Noon Publishing House, United Arab Emirates, in 2014. His political, theatrical, and literary articles and essays have appeared in many Arabic-language newspapers, including Alhayat and Assafir, and in English-language publications such as openDemocracy and ex Ponto Magazine. He has written several plays and many essays about theatre. Mr. Waziri has conducted research for Oxford University and Artis International, and was the executive producer of the documentary A Syrian Love Story, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sheffield Documentary Festival, UK, in 2015. His play Ismail's Places won first place in the 2015 Arab Theatre Institute Contest held in the United Arab Emirates.