The Conference of the Birds

Performance Dates
A theatrical adventure soars in this poignant 12th-century Persian fable about the search for the divine. The New York Times says, "The play is a flying carpet gliding us aloft into a land of mystery, splendor, and ritual." Newsweek says the play "Brilliant work that challenges most of our ideas of what theatre is, ought to be, and can do. This exquisite piece represents the perfection of Brook's work."

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Hoopoe bird
Nightingale and others
Duck and others
Owl and others
Dove and others
Sparrow and others
Peacock and others
Falcon and others
Double Bird and others
Parrot and others

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Based on the poem by Farid Uddi Attar
Original music performed by Tom Teasley