I have found a new passion--acting, although I always have wanted to try it. I started taking classes with Torange Yeghiazarian of Golden Thread Production during August and September 2013, then attended a six week workshop with Bahram Beyzaie and Mojdeh Shamsaie. I am now back at Golden Thread for more classes with Torange Yeghiazarian and Majd Murad. It's been fun and indeed illuminating. And oh yes, I had my acting debut last April (2014) at San Jose State University for Persian Studies Conference on Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora where I received encouraging reviews and great support from the audience.