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Reza Mirsajadi

  • Assistant Professor
  • ​Ph​.D.  Theatre and Performance Studies, Tufts University

  • Theatre Studies
​​​​Reza Mirsajadi (he/they) is a scholar, theatre artist, and activist, working at the intersections of critical race studies, gender and sexuality, and the Middle East. His first two book projects are on the work of post-revolutionary Iranian playwrights and directors, and he is the founder and chair for the Middle Eastern Theatre focus group within the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. He has published articles and reviews in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, HowlRound, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Language Log, and Puppetry International, and he has an article forthcoming in TDR. Reza is the recipient of the Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Award and the Tufts GSAS Award for Outstanding Scholarship. As a director, he trained in devised theatre-making with Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project, and he has directed, musical directed, and dramaturged plays and musicals such as The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea, Appropriate, Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, Obstacle Course (Silk Road Rising), Laramie: Ten Years Later (Tectonic), A Man of No Importance, Next to Normal, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He has previously taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Emerson College, and Tufts University. He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.A. in Drama from Tufts, and his Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Tufts.