The Conference of the Birds by Farid Ud-din Attar
Stage version by Jean-Claude Carriere and Peter Brook

“This carcass of a world is seething with creatures, all of them saying: “Why give up our peaceful pleasures?” But what does the heart say?”

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose, Chuck Huber, Lorena Davey, and Teddy Davey

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose, Chuck Huber, Lorena Davey, and Teddy Davey

Directed by Stephen Foglia

March 10, 2013 at The Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium

Undermain Theatre’s 29th Season, the Season of Myth, continues with its acclaimed reading series at the Dallas Museum of Art. Join Undermain and their talented cast of actors for a staged reading of The Conference of The Birds. The classic 12th-century Persian poem of birds on a quest to find their King was first adapted by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere in a groundbreaking theatrical production in 1979. Come for the rare opportunity to hear this adaptation read aloud. Join the Hoopoe, the Dove, the Falcon, and other birds as they journey through the seven valleys to find a new King, and perhaps, enlightenment.

Cast and Creatives

Stephen Foglia

Stephen Foglia
Director

Bruce DuBose

Bruce DuBose
Sound Designer

Cast

Kate Chiappe Actor/Various

Kate Chiappe
Actor/Various

Ariana Cook

Ariana Cook
Dove

Lorena Davey Heron/Nightingale

Lorena Davey
Heron/Nightingale

Teddy Davey Sparrow

Teddy Davey
Sparrow

Bruce DuBose

Bruce DuBose
Music/Chamberlain

Chuck Huber  Actor/Various

Chuck Huber
Actor/Various

Shannon Kearns

Shannon Kearns-Simmons
Hoopoe

Gregory Lush Falcon

Gregory Lush
Falcon

Photo Archive

The Conference of the Birds Poster

The Conference of the Birds
Poster

The Conference of the Birds Postcard Front

The Conference of the Birds
Postcard Front

The Conference of the Birds Postcard Back

The Conference of the Birds
Postcard Back

Pictured, L to R: Lorena Davey, Teddy Davey, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, Ariana Cook, Gregory Lush, Chuck Huber, Kate Chiappe.  Background: Bruce DuBose

Pictured, L to R: Lorena Davey, Teddy Davey, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, Ariana Cook, Gregory Lush, Chuck Huber, Kate Chiappe. Background: Bruce DuBose

Pictured, L to R: Gregory Lush, Ariana Cook, Chuck Huber, and Kate Chiappe

Pictured, L to R: Gregory Lush, Ariana Cook, Chuck Huber, and Kate Chiappe

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose, Chuck Huber, Lorena Davey, and Teddy Davey

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose, Chuck Huber, Lorena Davey, and Teddy Davey

Pictured: Bruce DuBose.

Pictured: Bruce DuBose.

Pictured, L to R: Teddy Davey, Lorena Davey, and Gregory Lush.

Pictured, L to R: Teddy Davey, Lorena Davey, and Gregory Lush.

Pictured, L to R: Lorena Davey, and Kate Chiappe.

Pictured, L to R: Lorena Davey, and Kate Chiappe.

Pictured, L to R: Kate Chiappe, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, Ariana Cook, Bruce DuBose, Lorena Davey, and Gregory Lush.

Pictured, L to R: Kate Chiappe, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, Ariana Cook, Bruce DuBose, Lorena Davey, and Gregory Lush.

Pictured, foreground: Ariana Cook.

Pictured, foreground: Ariana Cook.

Pictured, L to R: Teddy Davey, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, and Ariana Cook.

Pictured, L to R: Teddy Davey, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, and Ariana Cook.

Pictured, L to R: Lorena Davey, Teddy Davey, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, Ariana Cook, and Gregory Lush.

Pictured, L to R: Lorena Davey, Teddy Davey, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, Ariana Cook, and Gregory Lush.