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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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This thesis is a reflection of the design, fabrication, and production of the Zal and Simorgh story in Shahnameh in puppet and stop motion. It is an original performance piece of my concept, design, and fabrication and it was presented to the public in August 2023.

First Advisor

Michael Cottom

Second Advisor

Harley Erdman

Third Advisor

Chris Baker

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