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About Me

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Persia is a British-Armenian-Iranian Director, born in Leeds. 

Trained at Guildford School of Acting, Persia has worked with notable venues and companies including Theatre by the Lake, Guildford School of Acting, Cumbria Opera Group and Native to Earth. Persia has just completed short courses with the National Film and Television School, in Directing Television Drama (under the tutorship of award-winning Director, Andrew Gunn) and an Introduction to Intimacy Coordination (under the tutorship of stage and screen Intimacy Coordinator, Haley Muraleedharan)

In 2024, Persia is thrilled to be Co-Directing the documentary Native to Brunca, and Directing the operas Il barbiere di Siviglia and Giacomo’s Muse.

In 2024, Persia also completed her Mental Health First Aider qualification, in training provided by Mental Health First Aid England.



Credits as a director include: Perfume (Bradford Opera Festival), His Last Gift (Bradford Opera Festival), Native to Brunca (Docuseries in pre-production, Native to Earth) Don Giovanni (Cumbria Opera Festival 2023), Swallows and Armenians (Cumbria Opera Group, 2022), As You Like It (R&D, Guildford School of Acting 2021), Cosi Fan Tutte (Cumbria Opera Festival 2021), Twelfth Night (Jupiter Theatre, 2021), Swallows and Armenians (R&D digital workshops, Guildford School of Acting 2021), Swallows and Armenians (Theatre by the Lake), Cymbeline (Bellaire’s Studio, 2019), Venus and Adonis (Eden Valley Opera Company, 2017) 


As a producer and assistant-producer: As You Like It (Regional Tour, Jupiter Theatre, 2022), As You Like It (R&D, Guildford School of Acting, 2021), Twelfth Night (Regional tour, Jupiter Theatre, 2021), Swallows and Armenians (R&D, Guildford School of Acting 2021), Swallows and Armenians (Theatre by the Lake, 2019), Cymbeline (Bellaire’s Studio, 2019), The Rest Is Silence (Guildford, 2018), Dido and Aeneas (Eden Valley Opera Company 2016)


As a composer: Swallows and Armenians (Cumbria Opera Group, 2022), As You Like It (R&D, Guildford School of Acting 2021), Twelfth Night (Jupiter Theatre, 2021), Cymbeline (Bellaire’s Studio, 2019), and Twelfth Night (Jupiter Theatre, 2016)

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