Vardan Ajemian

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Vardan Ajemian
Vardan Ajemian on a stamp of Armenia
Born January 24, 1905
Van, Ottoman Empire
Died January 24, 1977(1977-01-24) (aged 71)
Yerevan, Soviet Armenia
Nationality Armenian
Occupation theatral director and actor
Known for founder of the Second Armenian State Theatre (Gyumri State Theatre)
Awards People's Artist of USSR (1965)
Hero of Socialist Labour (1975).

Vardan Mkrtchi Ajemian (Armenian: Վարդան Մկրտչի Աճեմյանը, June 4, 1905, Van, Ottoman Empire – January 24, 1977, Yerevan, Soviet Armenia) was a Armenian theatral director and actor. he was People's Artist of USSR (1965) and Hero of Socialist Labour (1975).


Ajemian studied in Yerevan and Moscow. In 1928 he founded the Second Armenian State Theatre (Gyumri State Theatre), in 1939 he moved to Yerevan Sundukian Theatre and became its artistic director. He directed Alexander Shirvanzade's "For the Honour" (1939), William Saroyan's "My Heart is in Mountains" (1961), Papazian's "Rock" (1944), Nairi Zarian's "Ara Geghetsik" (1946), several musical presentations. State Prizes of the USSR (1951) and Armenian SSR (1971).


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  • Armenian Concise Encyclopedia, Ed. by acad. K. Khudaverdian, Yerevan, 1990, p. 147-148

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