Farah Yeganeh

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Farah Yeganeh is an Iranian scholar of literature and theatre, with particular expertise on Ta'ziya[1] . In her works, she is also interested in exploring the various dimensions and aspects of the emergence of modern theatre in Iran.She is currently a scientific commissioner at Qom university.

Farah Yeganeh


She has been lecturer in Drama at the University of Qom (Iran) as well as a theatre scholar and critic since 1990. She also pursued Theatre Studies at Stockholm University. Her international publications include articles on Iranian female theatre professionals in the Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures (Brill, 2006) and the Dictionnaire des Créatrices (Paris, forthcoming), articles on Iranian theatre e.g. “Iranian Theatre Festivalized” in TRI (autumn 2005); “Satire and Social Relief in Historical Iran” in The Performance of the Comic in Arabic Theatre – collection of papers for an international conference in Morocco (2004); “Theatre in Iran” in World of Theatre (Routledge, 2003); and the textbook Literary Schools (Tehran, 2003, 2006, 2009).

Awards and Honors

She won the 2008 PSi Dwight Conquergood Award and was a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Religion and Theatre (Tehran, January 2007). She is a member of the IFTR Executive Committee, a member of its Bursary Committee and the Chair for its new Fund-Raising Committee, established at her own suggestion. She is also a member of the International Association of Theatre Critics, a former member of the ITI Executive Council (2002-2006), the former Secretary General of the ITI Iranian Centre (2001-2004), and a former Board Member of the Iranian Association of Theatre Critics.

Selected Publications

  • “Iranian Theatre Festivalized“, in: Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.
  • “Passion and Endeavor for Creation“ (in Japanese), in: Theatre Year-Book 2004: Theatre Abroad. Tokyo: Japanese Centre of ITI, 2003.



  1. Ta'zieh is a demonstration in which the event of Karbala is shown to the hands of the people who each carry the role of the main characters