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A creative genius.

A charismatic leader.

A complex man of his times.


A Medea: Requiem for a Boy, 1986
Rusty Sat on a Hill One Dawn … 1987
Eva Peron, 1987
King Oedipus, 1987
Peep Show, 1988
Minamata, 1989
Pasos en la Obscuridad, 1990
The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice, 1990
Father Was A Peculiar Man, 1990
Bogeyman, 1991
The Blind Owl, 1991
The Law of Remains, 1992    
Tight Right White, 1993
Quotations from a Ruined City, LA 1994
Quotations from a Ruined City, NY 1994        


Reza Abdoh (1963-1995) was an Iranian-born American director and playwright known for his large-scale, experimental theatrical productions. A prolific artist even in his short, creative life, Abdoh died of AIDS in 1995 at the age of 32, having created an impressive body of stage spectacles known for their sensory overload, ferocious energy and hallucinatory dreamscapes. With his company Dar A Luz, formed in 1991, Abdoh created plays that have made a major impact on experimental theatre worldwide.

Abdoh's work is still talked about and referenced in the theatre community today. It has become regularly incorporated into college and university syllabi. It has become legendary.

Anyone who saw Reza Abdoh’s extraordinary productions in North America and Europe in the 1990s knows how important his work was. The Los Angeles Times called his work “puzzling, fragmented, hard-edged and brilliant as a diamond.” the Village Voice called it “astonishing.” Prominent artists were also fervent admirers; Richard Foreman, for example, has said the “aesthetic shock of encountering Abdoh’s turbulent work sent me reeling.”

“It’s important to create work that resonates in every aspect of one’s personal

and universal self.”

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