When Torange Yeghiazarian [Yag-ya-zarian] moved to America as a teenager, the Iran hostage crisis dominated American airwaves, yet she says only one of her neighbors actually knew where Iran was. Closing that knowledge gap about her native country has loomed large in Yeghiazarian's career as a playwright. For the past 20 years, she has run Golden Thread Productions, a San Francisco theater company that explores the issues and culture of the Middle East with talent from Egypt, Iran, Syria and other countries. Yeghiazarian joins us as part of our First Person series, which features the local innovators, leaders, and notable characters who make the Bay Area unique.
First Person: Torange Yeghiazarian of Golden Thread Productions
Torange Yeghiazarian is the founding artistic director of Golden Thread Productions. (Photo: Navid G. Maghami)
Torange Yeghiazarian, founding artistic director and playwright, Golden Thread Productions