I Was King Richard is a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II and inspired by the contemporary upheavals in the Middle East. It is a monologue that does not follow a chronological order and takes place in various minimally designed sets that recreate images of our contemporary conditions.


Playwright: Keyvan Sarreshteh

Concept and Direction: Mohammad Aghebati

Cast: Afshin Hashemi

Voice: Mahin Sadri

Project Advisor: Reza Soroor 

Producer: Mehrnoush Alia

Set Design: Omid Akbari

Video Design: Rodrik Biersteker 

Sound Designer: Peter Pir Hosseinlu

Light Designer:  Reza Behjat 

Arabic Text Consultant: Maryam Heidari

Photographer: Negar Hasan Zadeh