Azar Kazemi is the founding artistic director at The Blind Owl, a socially-charged theatre where the political and personal collide. She is thrilled to be directing the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's dirty butterfly in co-production with Halcyon Theatre this fall. Some of Azar's Chicago directing credits include: the midwest premiere of Jack's Precious Moment by Samuel D. Hunter, Crave by Sarah Kane, and The Coming World by Christopher Shinn. She is a graduate of DePaul University's MFA Directing program and currently teaches at DePaul as an adjunct professor of theatre. Azar has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Victory Gardens, Silk Road Rising, American Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. In New York City Azar worked at The New Group where she assistant directed three Off-Broadway productions, two under the direction of her mentor Ethan Hawke.
As director: dirty butterfly