Torange Yeghiazarian

Torange Yeghiazarian is the founding artistic director of Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre comapny devoted to the Middle East.

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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A Space Where People Can Be Their Bravest Self
Essay

A Space Where People Can Be Their Bravest Self

12 October 2016

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.

Dispatch from Tehran—33rd Annual Fadjr International Theater Festival, Part 2
Essay

Dispatch from Tehran—33rd Annual Fadjr International Theater Festival, Part 2

12 March 2015

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.

Dispatch from Tehran—33rd Annual Fadjr International Theater Festival, Part 1
Essay

Dispatch from Tehran—33rd Annual Fadjr International Theater Festival, Part 1

10 March 2015

The 33rd 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.

Poster for ReOrient 2001.
ReOrienting Myself
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ReOrienting Myself

Making an Artistic Home

2 November 2012

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.