Torange Yeghiazarian
Founding Artistic Director

Torange Yeghiazarian writes, directs and acts for the theatre. A native of Iran and of Armenian heritage, Torange holds a Master’s degree in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University. Her plays (Call Me Mehdi, Waves, Dawn at Midnight, Behind Glass Windows, Abaga) reflect the perspective of the culturally displaced in tackling today’s world of contradictory realities and values. As a teaching artist, Torange has taught playwriting to at-risk youth as part of the Each One Reach One program, incorporated theatre into social studies in Richmond’s Washington Elementary School as part of East Bay Center for Performing Arts’ Learning Without Borders program, and lead acting and play development workshops for Golden Thread Productions. She is the Artistic Director of Golden Thread Productions, where she has devoted her professional life to exploring Middle Eastern culture and identity through theatre arts.

Torange in the News:

  • Taziyeh in Translation - Presentation given at Playwrights Festival 2006
  • Callboard Magazine (Nov. 2003): Report from Cairo's International Festival for Experimental Theatre - read article
  • MIDDLE OF WHAT?: A perspective from Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian - read article
  • San Francisco Chronicle Letters to the Editor - read article
  • American Theatre Magazine: A festival samples the complex reality of Muslim female playwrights - read article
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