Ali Akbar Alizad (born 1973) is a theater director in Iran. He was most acclaimed for his performance of Waiting for Godot (2006) Alizad has been a member of Aein theater group and Leev theater group for 10 years, and in 2006 he began to found his theatrical group named 84theater.
Lecturer in Cinema &Theater College, University of Art (from 2004 to now) teaching in this college, drama analysis, playwriting, and dramatic principles. He engaged in theater from 1991; from that time his central interest focused on directing, but he had many experiences at the other theatrical work such as writing and acting. Also he had been Member of Aeein Theater Group from 1991 to 2004 and Member of Leev Theater Group from 2004. From the late of 2006 he had begun to found 84Theater for experiencing new areas. In 2012 TDR, the Drama Review,has published an essay about Iranian new theater and Beckett/Pinter, by Alizad. In 2009 He met to Noel Greig in Tehran for holding a workshop; Alizad translated his book, Playwriting: a practical Guide, into Persian.
Theater works 2005-2009
- Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, Tehran, Molavi Hall (2005)
- Two Latin American plays, Tehran, Department of Cinema &Theater (2006)
- Oleanna by David Mamet, Tehran, City Theater (2006)
- Anniversary Celebratory and Swan Song by Chekhov, Tehran, Department of Cinema &Theater (2007)
- Ohio Impromptu, Footfalls, Come and Go, Catastrophe, and Rough for Theater 1 by Samuel Beckett (Tehran, Molavi Hall, June 2008)
- All That Falls by Samuel Beckett, Artist home, Tehran, September 2008
- Police by Slawomir Merozek, first premier: May 2009
Theater works 2009-2013
- Catastrophe and Come and Go by Samuel Beckett, Romania, 2009
- What Where / Mountain Language Beckett/Pinter, (2010)
- Magic Mountain, written and devised by Ali Akbar Alizad (2010), collaboration between 84theater and 20StoriesHigh from Liverpool, performed in Manchester, UK, as a part of Contacting the World Festival
- Catastrophe and Come and Go by Samuel Beckett, UK, Manchester, 2010
- Endless Monologue, a documentary performance, on the basis of verbatim technique. July 2011, East Gallery, Tehran
- Play by Samuel Beckett, Arasbaran Art Center, Tehran, November and September 2011.
- Krapp's Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett, Molavi Hall, 2012
- Tango, by Slawomir Merozek, (banned by Iranian Art censorship)
- Theater Works 2014 -
- The hous of Bernarda Alba by Lorca, Tehran, 2014