Levon Haftvan

Levon Haftvan

Levon Haftvan is an Armenian-born Iranian theater director, actor, producer and critic. He is the founder and artistic director of Lemaz Production and the ReeRaa Theatre Company, and the author of artistic critiques appearing in Armenian, Persian and English periodicals.  He has left Iran in 1991 and resided in Canada since 1995. Haftvan speaks fluent English, Russian, Persian and Armenian and holds a degree from the University of Tehran in acting and directing. Haftvan also received a MFA in directing from the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts in Moscow.

SIx Weeks of Iranian Art - شش هفته با هنر ایران

photo by Ali Kamran

Levon Haftvan

 Mr. Haftvan is well known in the Toronto theatre community, he has staged dozens of productions in Farsi, English, as well as Armenian and Russian. His work has a tremendous artistic range from serious dramatic productions such as Harold Pinter’s The Lover and Chekhov’s Seagull to more humorous pieces such as Sun . . . day produced by his ReeRa productions.

SIx Weeks of Iranian Art - شش هفته با هنر ایران

Selected Theater Credits

1978: Requiem (actor)-Armenian Genocide’s commemoration-Iran.
Messy Classroom (director/actor)-Summer Festival of Armenian Youth-Iran.
1979: Mayday (actor)-Armenian Erebouni Theatre-Iran.
1980: Our Mother’s Day (actor)-Armenian Erebouni Theatre-Iran.
1981: Oh, Factory!  (actor)-HMK Armenian Theatre-Iran.
1982: Puntila and His Man Matti (actor)-Armenian Theatre Workshop-Iran.
1983: Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (actor)-Armenian Theatre Workshop-Iran.
1984: Rodogune  (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
1985: The Mother (director)-Armenian Theatre Workshop-Iran.
Episode on an Autumn Evening (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
1986:  The Cave Dwellers (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
Humulus the Mute (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
1987:   Trump  (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
1988: The Jar (actor)-Armenian Sanahin Theatre-Iran.
Paruyr Sevak (director/actor)-Armenian Sanahin Theatre-Iran.
1989:   The Police (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
Guernica (director)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
An Inspector Calls (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
All the Perfumes of Arabia (director)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
Where is My Voice?  (director/actor)-Armenian Sanahin Theatre-Iran.
1990: Siavash & Soudabeh (actor)-Armenian Experimental Theatre-Iran.
Let me see!  (actor)-Armenian Experimental Theatre-Iran.
The Horse (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
Simorgh, See Morgh  (actor)-U of Tehran Student Theatre-Iran.
1991: Siavash & Soudabeh (actor)-First Armenian Diaspora Theatre Festival-Armenia.
Let me see!  (actor)-First Armenian Diaspora Theatre Festival-Armenia.
1997: Yeghisheh Charents (director/actor)-Hamazkayin Armenian Theatre-Canada.
1998: Fever (director)-Persian Play Night-Canada.
Armenian Recitations (director/actor)-Hamazkayin Armenian Theatre-Canada.
1999: Medea Blues (Stage Manager)-InterZct Lab/SummerWorks-Canada.
Catastrophe (actor)-Drama Society of Hart House-Canada.
2003: The Lover (director)-Lemaz Production/SummerWorks-Cnada.
2004: The Mosquito (director)-Hamazkayin Armenian Theatre-Canada.
Sunday Balance (director)-Hamazkayin Armenian Theatre-Canada.
The Seagull (director)-Lemaz Production/SummerWorks -Canada.
2005: The Lover (director)-Lemaz Production-Canada.
I’m Dreaming, but am I?  (director)-Lemaz Production-Canada.
Perchance to Dream (director)-Lemaz Production-Canada.
Sunday (director)-ReeRaa Theatre Co.-Canada.
Armenian Recitations  (director)-Toronto’s Armenian Club-Canada.
2006:  Hello-Out there!  (director)-Lemaz Production-Canada.
2007:  Quid  pro  Quo  (actor)-ReeRaa Theatre Co.-Canada.
Ashes To Ashes(producer)- Lemaz Production/SummerWorks -Canada.
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