Torange Yeghiazarian is the Founding Artistic Director of Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East. Torange’s plays include Isfahan Blues, 444 Days, The Fifth String: Ziryab’s Passage to Cordoba, and Call Me Mehdi. Her articles on contemporary theatre in Iran have been published in The Drama Review (2012), American Theatre Magazine (2010), and Theatre Bay Area Magazine (2010). She has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures and Cambridge World Encyclopedia of Stage Actors. Born in Iran and of Armenian heritage, Torange holds a Master’s degree in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University.
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NewCritcriticism & analysis
Torange discusses productions she saw in Tehran that premiered outside the Festival, and the impact of the political and economic climate on making theatre in Iran.
The 33 rd Fadjr International Theater Festival , Iran’s most visible dramatic showcase, opened ran in Tehran January 21-February 1, 2015. It featured eighty plays from Iran and eleven from Europe and the Middle East, and no representation from the United States.
Blognews, trends, insights
In this installment of the Triple Play series, Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian shares Golden Thread Productions' process for creating space for conversations with artists and audiences both about identity in and representation of the Middle East.
Golden Thread Productions was founded to fill the gap in representation for Middle Eastern perspective and dialogue. Torange Yeghiazarian, founder and Executive Artistic Director tells the story of Golden Thread's founding and development.