Esmaeil Najar Daronkolae

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Performance, History, and Theory
Graduate Student

Esmaeil Najar is an Iranian translator, director, and theatre historian. His interests range from the revisionist style of history writing and women’s drama to directing experimental and oriental performances. For the Department of Theatre (Lab Series Productions), he translated a Persian play The Pendulum of Our Memories (by Abbas Maroufi, directed by Dr. Matt Yde) and directed the American debut of Pam Gems’s After Birthday. His most recent article, "Two Women and an International Success: Pam Gems, Jane Lapotaire, and a Phenomenon Named Piaf" (which includes his conversation with the award-winning British actress Jane Lapotaire), is forthcoming in the 2017 May issue of the New Theatre Quarterly, (Cambridge University Press). Esmaeil is currently writing his doctoral dissertation. His research topic is Pam Gems’ life and impact on British theatre.

  • MA Kharazmi University of Tehran
  • BA Allameh Tabataba’i University of Tehran
Esmaeil Najar Daronkolae
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