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Saeed Reza Khoshshans

Writer, Playwright, Translator, Essayist.


ITI, IPF member

Unit 21, 2nd floor, Homa building, 20th alley,


South Motahari Blvd. Shiraz, Iran.
Postal Code: 71858-98774
(+98)7138229841
(+98)7138239232
(+98)9305404748
sr.khoshshans@live.com

OBJECTIVE
I am an Iranian writer, playwright, essayist and lecturer. Born in Shiraz on December 5th, 1986. I’ve studied Dramatic
Literature. I work on western based postmodern theater and eastern traditional dramatic rituals as passive
contemporary motifs for finding new playwriting and theatrical materials.
I’ve wrote many plays of which some have been published and some of gone on stages. I’ve translated some works,
Including Richard Forman’s plays like “Bad Boy Nietzsche” from English to Persian which was one of my best
professional experiences in art.
My plays’ main thought is about attempts to emancipation of human race.
I’ve wrote my B.A. thesis under the title of “A study on post-modernistic playwriting with a view on Richard Forman’s
plays” and I’ve graduated

EDUCATION
B.A. in Theater, Dramatic literature. Azad University of Shiraz

HONORS / AWARDS
The Second Actor
Nineteen Fadjr Theater Festival of Fars province. For "MAKLET" Performance
2008
The Second Actor
Twenty-seventh Regional Fadjr Theater Festival
2008
Honored playwright
First "Noskhe" Play-writing Festival for outstanding playwriting
2008
Special Honor for Acting
Twenty Provincial Fadjr Theater Festival for outstanding acting
2010
First essayist
National Festival of Arts and Media for outstanding essay-writing and researches.
2010
Honored playwright
Iranian World Theater Day Ceremony. For publishing the Book: “From everyman’s life to ancient Greece” and
outstanding playwriting
2013
The Second Playwright
3nd Iranian Regional Disabled Theater, for outstanding playwriting
2013
First playwright
Thirteenth Academic Puppet Theatre Festival for outstanding playwriting
2014
Second Playwright
XV International Festival of Puppet Theatre, Tehran, “MOBARAK” for outstanding playwriting
2014
First Playwright
Monologue Theatre Festival of Art University for outstanding playwriting
2014
First Playwright
The Second National Playwriting Festival of the Southern Oil Industry for outstanding playwriting
2015
First Playwright
National Theatre Festival of Iranian Academics for outstanding playwriting
2015
Honored playwright Winner
Iranian World Theater Day Ceremony. For general honors.
2016
First essayist and Writer Winner
Theatre Critics Society Award at the Iran Theatre Forum for Outstanding essay writing
2016
Honored playwright Winner
5th City Theater Festival for Outstanding playwriting
2016
The Second Playwright
27th Fadjr Theater Festival of Fars province for outstanding playwriting
2016
Honored playwright Nominee
1st SOKHAN Playwriting Festival of Tehran university of Arts outstanding playwriting
2016-2017
Honored playwright Winner
9th Monologue Theater Festival of Tehran University of Arts for outstanding playwriting
2017
First Playwright, Honored Winner
The Second National Playwriting Festival of the Southern Oil Industry for outstanding playwriting
2018
Honored playwright Nominee
21st International University Theater Festival, Playwright’s competition Named “Radi Award” for outstanding
playwriting
2018

SELECTED PLAYS PRODUCTIONS


Seven Minutes Incessant Silence (production) – Hoodi Theater Hall/Bamdad Theater Co. 2016-2017

The Song of Quail (Opera) (production) – Hafez Theater Hall/ Bamdad Music Co. 2016

Steel Propeller Blade (production) – Sepasdar Theater Hall/Poya Theater Co. 2016
(Staged reading) – Khane Honar Shiraz/Khane Honar Co. 2015

The Bronze Cowboys (production) – Hoodi Theater Hall, Bamdad Theater Co. 2014

Lovers’ Leap in Sixth of Mordad (production) –26th Fadjr Theater Festival of Fars province, 2014

The Cat all four in Walnut Shell (production) –28th Fadjr Theater Festival of Fars province, 2014

Yalda Night of Sima and Roya (production) – Hoodi Theater Hall, 2013

From My Blood and Flesh (production) – 3thIranian regional Disabled Theater, 2013

From Everyman’s Life to Ancient Greece (staged reading) – Noskhe Playwriting Festival, 2009
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Playwriting Drama school/Azad Film school, Shiraz. Iran 2012-2014
Script writing Drama School/Azad Film School, Shiraz. Iran 2012-2014
Cinema History Cinema School/ Azad Film School, Shiraz. Iran 2012-2015
Meta-modernism in arts history Amozeshkade/Khane Honar Shiraz, Shiraz. Iran 2016
Playwriting craft workshop Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education 2017
Playwriting and Drama Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education 2017
PUBLICATIONS
From everyman’s life to ancient Greece (play) Afraz Publisher 2013
The bronze Cowboys and other plays Onvan Publisher 2016
Steel propeller blade and other plays Darya-beygi Publisher 2016-2017
Yalda night of Sima and Roya Azad Universisy Publisher under print
Bad Boy Nietzsche a play by Richard Foreman Bidgol Publisher 2019
Poetics of postmodern drama Yekshanbe Publisher 2019

Plays
- In the corner of the Skull Where Dreams Nest 2018
- Epodes of wild rebel winds 2017
- Gypsy Disturbed Dreams 2016
- Yalda Night of Sima And Roya 2015
- Requiem for Mademoiselle Carmot 2016-2017
- Steel Propeller Blade 2015
- Seven Minutes Incessant Silence 2014
- The Bronze Cowboys 2014
- From My Blood and Flesh 2012
- The Cat all four in Walnut Shell 2012
- Twin Apples 2011 - Yellow Ribbon 2011
- One Minuet Silence 2011
- Hotel Eucalyptus 2010
- Sodium Valproate Enteric Coated 2010
- The Powerhouse 2009
- Forough and Fereydoun 2009
- Lovers’ Leap in Sixth of Mordad 2009
- Magic and Adversary 2008
- From Everyman’s Life to Ancient Greece 2007

Essays
1. Richard Foreman as a radical avant-garde theater artist 2007
2. Reassessment of Bertolt Brecht’s aesthetics 2008
3. Reassessment of Samuel Beckett’s aesthetics 2009
4. Normalogy of Children Dramatic Literature 2010
5. Genealogy of Iranian Dramatic rituals 2011
6. Linguistics and Semiotics in dramatic literature 2011
7. Historical phenomenology of Drama in Iran 2011
8. Linguistic phenomenology of Drama in Iran 2012
9. Pathology of Blind Theater 2012
10. Theater as Esperanto 2013
11. Functional Critic of term: “Namayes-Name” 2013
12. A review on “Ballad of Tara” a film by Bahram Beyzai 2013
13. A review on “only lovers left alive” a film by Jim Jarmusch 2014
14. Poetics of Richard Foreman and other postmodern playwrights 2014
15. Phenomenology of Stage writing 2015
16. A review on “leviathan” a film by Andrey Zvyagintsev 2016
17. Evaluation of an newcomer phenomenon named: Stage writing 2016

Activates
Member of International Playwrights Forum, International Theater Institute, UNESCO
Member of Young Researchers and Elite Club of Azad University.
Member of the board of Bamdad Theater Co.
Member of Theater Production Council of Fars Province Dramatic Arts Forum
Former member of the board of Charsoo Theater Co.
Former Public Affairs Manager of Fars Province Dramatic Arts Forum
Manger of theater Dept. and Dramaturge in Khane Honar Shiraz Art Institute
Former Director of Education in Azad Film School, Masoud Kimiyaee academy
Former Director of Education in Pantomime Workshop, Sirous Shamloo’s art academy
Visiting Lecturer of Amozeshkade: art conservatory of Khane Honar Shiraz art institute
Lecturer in Dramatic Literature Department of Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education