Bay Area Premiere

Nine Armenians

by Leslie Ayvazian

An Armenian-American family’s journey towards accepting the past and embracing the future.

Nine Armenians

Nine Armenians is the story of three generations of Armenian-Americans embracing the future by connecting with their history. In this award-winning play, Leslie Ayvazian has beautifully depicted the reality of facing a horrific past without shame or fear. The Armenian Genocide is a particularly sensitive subject, as the Turkish government has never acknowledged it. The playwright takes a risk by shedding light on the painful recollections of the past. But isn’t this validation the only way to reach understanding and restore faith in the future?

March 29, 2002 - April 14, 2002

Magic Theater

Building D, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Written by Leslie Ayvazian

Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian

Featuring Atosa Babaoff*, Toby Brooks, Valerie de Jose*, Vida Ghahremani, Behzad Golemohammadi, Joe Higgins*, Earll Kingston*, Lara Palanjian, Ruby Unger*

Design Team: Zara Houshmand (scenic), Robert Ted Anderson (lighting), Rebecca Feller (costumes), Saeed Ganji (sound), Homayoun Makui (Graphic)

Dramaturgy by Hal Gelb

Winner of Roger L. Stevens and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award.

Nine Armenians has been presented at the Mark Taper Forum in LA, the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Intiman Theatre in Seattle.

Cast & Crew

Leslie Ayvazian


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Torange Yeghiazarian


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Production Photos

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We are grateful for the support of the following institutions:

California Arts Council, Gerbode Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation

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