Theatre and Opera Director
Originally from Armenia 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. Earlier, he graduated from the Institute of Theater Studies at La Sorbonne University in Paris and Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinematography (BA, MFA) with masters’ degrees in theatre directing. Furthermore, he assisted various directors in Europe and in USA such as Ivo van Hove at Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Darren Katz; the resident director for The Lion King musical on Broadway, Mary Birnbaum and Stephen Wadsworth at Metropolitan Opera and Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in NYC, Rui Frati; the artistic director of Théâter l’Opprimé in Paris, Sybille Wilson at Royal Parc Theater in Brussels, etc. His most recent credits as theatre and opera director include the Simulacrum multimedia contemporary opera at 3LD Art and Technology Center, Broken April at LenFest Center for Arts, Hamlet Machine that has been touring in Russia, Europe and USA (off-Broadway), Isreal and Black Garden that had its world piremier in Paris at Théâtre de l’Opprimé and recently in NYC at The Tank. In the fall of 2019, Black Garden will tour to Boston, Montreal, Los Angeles. Currently, he is directing Oedipus in the District contemporary opera at The Tank and Black Garden industry reading at Roundabout Theatre on Broadway.
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. He is also Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC) member and a Faculty Advisor in Performing Arts at NY Arts Program.