Esmaeel Khalaj exhbition on downtown at Iranian Artists Forum
Iranian Artists Forum
Iranian Artists Forum Gallery is hosting a painting exhibition by veteran playwright Esmaeel Khalaj until 20 August.
Esmaeel Khalaj is an Iranian playwright and film and television writer, director and actor. He was born in Astara in the West Azerbaijan region, but went to Tehran and studied acting under the Iranian acting teacher and director, Abdolhossein Nooshin.
He started to write plays in the 1970s. In his plays, he has a very naturalistic worldview and bitter language. In fact, he is under the influence of European nineteenth-century realism and naturalism.
Most places in his plays are coffeehouses and dirty places from downtown. His characters are prostitutes, pimps, thieves and illiterate people. These characters use a simple and sometimes rude language, but at the same time, they think about very difficult problems like death and life.