By Matei Visniec

Director Ali Shadkami


Produced by Charsoo Theatre
Supported by Darlinghurst Theatre Company


14-22 Sep 2018

Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney

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Charsoo Theatre presents Matei Visniec's hilariously insightful and interactive play of 'The Spectator Sentenced To Death' directed by Ali Shadkami

Matei Visniec is a contemporary Romanian-French playwright who has created a parody of justice in this play with the use of an unexpected character: The Spectator.

"All the world's a stage" it's a well-known quote by William Shakespeare. 'The Spectator' is a parody of theatre and a parody of the world. Everything is confused, actors, author, director, spectators, judges, accused, the accuser, defender, and witnesses. The whole world is a vast tribunal where each one tries to erase the presence of the other, and thus to erase their own presence; This theatrical performance is an absolute catharsis, it is a challenge to represent beings who do everything to purge themselves not only of the evil contained in them but also of their own existence.

Matei Visniec wrote the piece in Romania under the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. However, it was not premiered until one and a half years after the death of the Romanian dictator in 1991. 

So far, the play has been translated into German, Polish, Japanese and Persian. This performance will be in Persian based on a translation by Tinoush Nazmjou. English surtitles will run along the performance.


Navid Ghasemi, Baha Jamali, Monireh Vahdat, Jafar Panahi, Arash Salehi, Pegah Panah, Sogand Majnouni, Mahsa Shaker, 

Amir Habibi, Mehrdad Doushabchi, Telma Ghayyem, Bruce Houshmand



Director: Ali Shadkami
Production Manager: Yasser Nariman
Assistant Director 1st: Navid Ghasemi
Photographer & Video Production: Amir Habibi
Light Designer: Yasser Nariman
Set Designer: Hamed Janali
Sound Designer: Navid Ghasemi
Makeup Artist: Afarin Azizeddin
Costume Designer: Nina Hosseini, Farideh Mazari
Graphic Designer: Hamid Sharifian
Stage Manager: Farideh Mazari
Production Assistant: Atefeh Ghasemi
Assistant Director 2nd: Arash Salehi, Atoosa Azizi
Stage Assistants: Nazanin Hosseini, Abdollah Mortazavi, Ali Hosseinia
Translation Supervisor: Nina Hosseini


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