Arzhang
Pezhman

Playwright and writer for film

Arzhang has had his work produced by the Royal Court (2000, 2002) and the Birmingham Rep theatre (2005, 2006, 2012) as well as being writer in residence at Soho theatre (2006). His plays have been toured nationally, and his work has been developed internationally, including being translated and performed in Italy. He has worked extensively as a playwriting tutor in theatres, schools, pupil referral units and prisons. His short film Two-Tone was produced by the BBC and Eclipse theatre as part of the 10 by 10 project (2012). He worked as writer for Untied Artists to produce a piece which won a Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Festival (2013). Arzhang is currently working on a triptych for theatre about the UK workplace.

CV

Theatre

Writer 

For Their Own Good
Fringe First 2013
Producer Untied Artists
Director Steve Johnstone

Darkly comic play exploring whether the way we kill animals can teach us anything about our own death

Summerhall, Edinburgh
Producer Birmingham Rep
Director Rae McKen
Starring
  • Nigel Hastings
  • Ashley Hunter
  • Rebecca Loudon
  • Boris Mitkov
  • Play set in a school examining provocation

    Birmingham Repertory Theatre
    Producer Central Youth Theatre
    Director Melissa Hurlbutt
    Starring
  • Jack Baggott
  • Matt Helsby
  • Alice May
  • Jocelyn Owen-Salmon
  • Play about life on the Northern Soul circuit in the 1970's
    Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
    Part of Birmingham Repertory Theatre's Transmissions Festival looking at the relationship between pupils and teachers
    Birmingham Repertory Theatre
    Producer Birmingham Rep
    Director Nick Bagnall
    Starring
  • Ashwin Bolar
  • Charles Mnene
  • Karl Stimpson
  • Yusra Wasama
  • Two teenagers, drawn together by their love of pool, find their friendship tested by the arrival of a Somali brother and sister
    Birmingham Repertory Theatre
    Play telling the story of the strength of women in the face of oppression in recent history
    London Metropolitan University
    A group of young people with social problems break free from a secure unit
    Birmingham Repertory Youth Theatre
    Play exploring teenage relationships as part of the Royal Court's Rampage season
    Royal Court
    A mother abandons her three children, who all come up with different theories as to why she left
    Wolverhampton Grammar School
    An Iranian man is left by his British wife to bring up their son on his own
    Royal Court

    Film

    Writer 

    Starring
  • Shane Zaza
  • Neet Mohan
  • Oscar Ward
  • Two friends are searched by a policeman who is acting strangely

    Eclipse Theatre
    Director Reza Shirazi
    Media Art
    Kirigami
    Feature
    Producer Claire Ingham
    Small Screen Visions