Profiles

Simon Abkarian

Simon Abkarian was born Simone Abkarian on March 5, 1962, in Gonesse, a northeastern suburb of Paris, France, into a French - Armenian family. From 1971 to 1977 young Abkarian lived with his mother and father in Lebanon. There he attended Armenian school and also studied French and English. In 1...

Vardan Petrosyan

Vardan Petrosyan was born in Yerevan, on February 27, 1959. In 1983, he graduated from the Product Design Department of the Yerevan Arts and Theater Institute. From 1983-85, he served in the Soviet Army. In 1985, he founded “Young hedgehogs” (“Yeridasart vozniner,”) a youth theater group...

Dr. Marie Rose Abusefian

Acclaimed actress, director, prominent publicist, poet, and the founder of a unique mono-theater, Marie Rose Abusefian, has become the interpreter and representative of Armenian culture in various parts of the world, including in the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Europe, Australia, and...

Dr. Hrant Markarian

Hrant Markarian is a scientist, playwright, poet, theater specialist, literary critic, director and actor. He was born in Basra, Iraq, in 1938. He received his elementary education at the Armenian National School in Margile, and afterward attended a public high school. He graduated from the Bagh...

Galia Novents (1937-2012)

Galia Novents was born in 1937, in Yerevan. Her artistic life was launched in 1958 when she graduated from the acting department of Yerevan State Theater Institute and started working at the State Theater in Kaban. Afterward, for many years she worked at the Gabriel Sundukyan National Academic T...

Varoujan Khedeshian (1937-2015)

Varoujan Khedeshian was born in 1937 in Lebanon. He started his first steps in theater with George Sarkissian at the age of 16.

In 1960, he moved to London, where he graduated from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

In 1965, he returned to Lebanon and joined the Hamazkay...

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