Theatre and Opera Director

Arthur Makaryan graduated from MFA Theatre Directing program under the tutelage of Ms. Anne Bogart at Columbia University in May 2018 and was the recipient of 2017-18 Opera Directing Fellowship at Juilliard, Lincoln Center. Originally from Armenia, he graduated from Acting International professional school in Paris, Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinematography (BA, MFA), the Institute of Theater Studies at La Sorbonne University with masters’ degrees in theatre directing. Furthermore, he assisted various directors in Europe and in USA such as Darren Katz; the resident director for The Lion King musical on Broadway, Mary Birnbaum and Stephen Wadsworth at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in NYC, Simone Rist; the artistic director of Champs Mêlés Theater Company, Rui Frati; the artistic director of Théâter l’Opprimé, Mathilde Bost; the artistic director of Le Temps qui File Theater Company, Sybille Wilson at Royal Parc Theater in Brussels, etc. As for practice and additional trainings, he has been trained at Grotowsky Institute, Suzuki Company of Toga in Japan and Stella Polaris Theatre in Norway. Arthur made his first Avignon OFF festival in 2014 with A la vie, a la mort performance. And in 2012 together with his friends, he founded Epdison Theater Company in Armenia where he staged Woyzeck musical by G. Buchner, The Forgotten Land by J. Sheffield. During the last years he has been working as a freelance director staging The Persians by Aeschylus in 2016 and HamletMachine in 2017 sponsored by Luys Foundation.