Artist Bio

Azar Kazemi

Azar Kazemi is a first-generation Persian American and a freelance director and educator based in Chicago. She directs socially-charged plays where the political and personal collide. She most recently directed the critically acclaimed world premiere of Motherhouse by Tuckie White at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (winner of three Equity Jeff Awards, including Outstanding Ensemble-Play.) Kazemi received her MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she has also been on faculty since 2015 and received the 2020-21 Excellence in Teaching Award. Kazemi is an associate member of SDC.