About Today’s Guest: Rahaleh Nassri
BA in International Affairs and an MFA in Classical Acting
Writer, Actor, Director, Podcaster
Rahaleh Nassri is the creator of Violent Femme. She is a writer, actor, and director based in New York. Prior to writing and hosting the Violent Femme podcast, the majority of her work has been in theatre.
As an actor or director, she has worked on more than 30 productions, much of which was in the political or classical realm.
In Darfur, A Bright Room Called Day, Benedictus, Breath Boom, The Disputation, Hannah and Martin, Rock N Roll, Caligula, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, Titus Andronicus, and Romeo & Juliet, are just some of the productions she either acted in or directed. Rahaleh was born in Iran and raised in South Carolina (with some stints in France).
Violent Femme is a podcast about women in history who were brave, bold, and ingenious, yet are mostly remembered for their brutality or villainy, if at all. Each episode will resurrect one of history’s brutally brave women whose image has been tarnished or even erased by those who fear such women but have long been entrusted with our history. Violent Femme will retell and sometimes reimagine history from the heroine’s perspective. This is herstory.