Arian Moayed and the Artist as Citizen

Arian Moayed
Tue January 9th 2024, 6:30 - 8:00pm
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Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
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Join us for a conversation with Arian Moayed, an Iranian-born, Emmy and Tony-nominated actor, and co-founder of Waterwell, about his immigration story, his career as a director and producer, and his experience acting as an Iranian in the industry.

About Arian Moayed:

Through Waterwell (an award-winning community organizing art and education company in New York City), Arian helped create 7 Minutes, The Courtroom, The Flores Exhibits, Hamlet, Blueprint Specials, Fleet Week Follies, Goodbar, The Persians, and many more. Waterwell Education is in residence at several New York City public schools, leading world-class theater education built on the ethos of “Artist as Citizen.” Arian has been a faculty member for over 15 years, teaching courses including Artist as Citizen and Senior Capstone.
As a writer/director, Arian has created the Emmy-nominated six-hour thriller, The Accidental Wolf,  and wrote The Courtroom which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, after the critically acclaimed Waterwell performances inside New York City courtrooms. Current writing projects include 28 Mordad (upcoming), The Great Fire of ‘33, and an autobiography about his family’s escape from Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Notable acting credits include Amy Herzog’s A Doll’s House (Tony nomination), Broadway's The Humans (Drama Desk Award), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony nomination), Guards at the Taj (Obie Award), Succession (Emmy nomination), Love Life (NAACP nomination), Inventing Anna (Netflix), You Hurt My Feelings (A24), House of Spoils (upcoming, Amazon), and Agent Cleary in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

*RSVP is required but does not guarantee a seat. Seating is limited and is first come, first serve. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.*

Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

If you need a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact us at iranianstudies [at] (iranianstudies[at]stanford[dot]edu).  Requests should be made by January 4, 2023.