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Tehran, 1975, Iran and France Institute, "Medea"
by Jean Anouilh, directed by Manijeh Mohammadi
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March 18, 2005
Soudabeh Neeya is one of Iran's finest acting
talents with an impressive body of work.
I first saw her on stage
at the Royal Court Theatre in London
in 1987 and was bowled over by her stage presence. She had been
living in Paris and was in London to perform the female lead in
Iraj Jannati Ataie's play "Prometheus in Evin". The work
and her part received critical acclaim and she went on to perform
the same part in English at the Young Vic afterwards. She
has appeared in films, plays and television Dramas alike.
may arguably be described as the birthplace of Theatre as known
in the western world and this alone attracts dramatists of all descriptions
from around the globe. Through sheer dedication and acting ability
Soudabeh Neeya continues to be in constant demand in this city
which in itself is a tremendous achievement. A remarkable
artist who has stayed true to her art.