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AZAR KAZEMI 858-382-6816 kazemi.azar@gmail.com

Education: Master of Fine Arts Directing, DePaul University 2011 Bachelor of Science Theatre Arts & Anthropology, University of Idaho 2006 Directing Experience: Fool For Love Hedda Gabler Devil May Care Based on a True Story Romeo & Juliet Crave Top Girls Dying City Waning Moon The Shape of Things Tape Marcus is Walking

Sam Shepard Ibsen/Shinn Kendall Sherwood Ben Brownson Shakespeare Sarah Kane Caryl Churchill Christopher Shinn Ulrike Rosser Neil LaBute Stephen Belber Joan Ackerman

Professional Assistant Directing Experience: A Lie of the Mind Dir. Ethan Hawke Things We Want Dir. Ethan Hawke Romeo and Juliet Dir. Gale Edwards The Piano Teacher Dir. Lisa Portes Love’s Labor’s Lost Dir. Shana Cooper The Accomplices Dir. Ian Morgan The Toad Poems Dir. Ian Morgan

DePaul University DePaul University Chicago Dramatists Chicago Dramatists DePaul University DePaul University DePaul University DePaul University University of Idaho University of Idaho Stony Brook University Stony Brook University

The New Group The New Group Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Next Theatre Oregon Shakespeare Theatre The New Group Soho Playhouse

Relevant Theatre Experience: Company Intern at The New Group, 2006-2008 o Worked in the Literary department developing new scripts o Worked in the Fundraising department developing opening night events, yearly Gala event, and Entourage young patrons events o Worked in the Marketing department developing Post Show discussions, yearly subscriptions, and mass mailings

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AZAR KAZEMI 858-382-6816 kazemi.azar@gmail.com

Teaching Experience: Atmosphere Workshop during Crave and Fool For Love, DePaul University o Worked with BFA actors to develop emotional muscle memory o Developed a neutral atmosphere as a home base between emotions o Led exercises into different emotional states in a controlled environment o Brought actors back to neutral between different atmospheres through senses, body movement, breathing, and visualization Tableau Workshop during Dying City and Fool For Love, DePaul University o Worked with BFA actors to develop tableaus for distinct beats o Led the development of the beat structure in the text and then the naming of all beats through group discussion o Used the creation of beats and naming to create a physical vocabulary o Developed metaphoric and literal tableaus using movement storytelling Leading Directing II/Acting Lab Classes, DePaul University o Scene study classes with BFA 2 actors on Venus and Ah, Wilderness! o Plasticene classes with BFA 2 actors based on devising physical theatre o Viewpoint classes with BFA 2 actors using the short play Drowning Head of Hawthorne Village After School Program, 2002-2006 o Worked with children ages 6-12 weekdays from 3:30-5:00pm o Tutored in math, science, and reading based on individual needs o Developed art and science projects three times a week o Developed computer skills once a week at the resident lab o Supervised other student workers in the program Awards: Joseph Slowik Directing Scholarship DePaul University AmeriCorps Bonner 450 Hours of Community Service Award Languages: Fluent in Farsi ________________________________________________________________ References available upon request 2


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