YOGA PLAY: Director
Pirronne Yousefzadeh is a director, writer, and educator, and was recently appointed the Producing Artistic Director at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Prior to this appointment, she served as Geva Theatre Center’s Associate Artistic Director and Director of Engagement, where her previous directing credits include Vietgone by Qui Nguyen, Queen by Madhuri Shekar, The Royale by Marco Ramirez, Heartland by Gabriel Jason Dean, and The Lake Effect by Rajiv Joseph. She has a passion for new work that centers and uplifts the stories of global majority communities and has developed and directed work at Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Playhouse, and more. She is currently developing new works with writers including Jessica Huang, Ramiz Monsef, Nikki Massoud, Sade Namei, and Vichet Chum. Pirronne is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges Affiliated Artist, member of EST, No More 10 Out of 12s, and Wingspace, and an alumna of the 2050 Fellowship at NYTW, Sagal Fellowship at Williamstown, SDC Denham Fellowship, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, New Georges Jam, and Drama League Directors Project. She was a finalist for the 2020 Zelda Fichandler Award from SDC and is a proud member of the union. Pirronne is a co-founder of Maia Directors, a consulting group for artists and organizations who wish to engage with the stories from the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. Alongside Kimberly Senior, she co-chaired an SDC committee creating a set of anti-racist best practices for directors. Upcoming projects include Mother Russia by Lauren Yee (Playmakers Repertory Company), and the world premiere of It’s Christmas, Carol! by Mark Bedard, Brent Hinkley, and John Tufts (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). M.F.A., Columbia University. Representation: Ben Izzo at A3 Artists Agency.