By Hamid Rahmanian
Moderated by Renata Melillo-Townsend
Mina’s Dream is a specially commissioned performance by Hamid Rahmanian, an award-winning artist based in New York. His ten-minute shadow play tells the story of a young girl whose dreams are bigger than her community’s social pressures and decrees. A young actor performs behind a screen that displays animated characters and objects, representing those who try to keep her from pursuing her dreams. A soundscape of live music, voices and effects create a tension and struggle that the young protagonist must fight against. Designed for children age 5 and up, each performance will be followed by a workshop and question and answer period.