Search for Simurgh

Search for Simurgh is an immersive, interactive performance installation named for the Persian mythological bird akin to a Phoenix. In Search for Simurgh, the audience will move through a series of chambers as they take an active role in this multi-layered story that challenges assumptions about freedom.


A co-creation facilitated by Kate Digby, Search for Simurgh is created in posthumous collaboration with, and tribute to, Roya Movafegh, based on the allegorical tale at the end of her novel, The People With No Camel.

The project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Kansas State University, Biopac Systems, Inc. and individual donors.

SMTD logo.jpg

Photo by John Lauener

_MG_3355 copy.jpg