Anita Khanzadian directed and helped Stephanie bring Refugees, Coming to America and Silent Witnesses to life.
ANITA KHANZADIAN -Los Angeles credits: Interact Theatre Company: the critically acclaimed production of Death of a Salesman, staring Eddie Jones; Marathons
(Drama-Logue award, direction); The Root
(Drama-Logue award, direction); Councillor-at-Law – co-director (L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Drama-Logue awards). She has mounted productions of La Ronde, The Parallax Garden, and Waiting for the Moon to Fall at Theatre 40, Let the Rocks Speak at the Fountain, Tennessee Williams’ Outcry at the Lee Strasburg Institute, and The Moths by Raffi Arzoomanian at the Hudson Theatre. In New York, she was Artistic Director of Theatre St. Clement’s, Co-Artistic Director of the American Renaissance Theatre Company and Guest Director at Playwrights Horizons, Ubu Repertory Theatre, Perry St. Theatre and Impossible Ragtime Theatre.
Regional credits include Philadelphia Theatre Company (Fool for Love and As Is) Hyde Park Festival Theatre and the Aspen Playwrights Conference. As a recipient of U.S.I.A. Guest Artist Grants, she conducted theatre workshops and directed productions of Our Town, The Zoo Story, and All My Sons in Madras and Calcutta, India, and Dhaka, Bangladesh. She staged Elizabeth Perry’s one-woman play, Sunflower, based on the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, at Arena Stage’s Old Vat Theatre in Washington, D.C. She directed John Patrick Shanley’s Beggars in the House of Plenty at the Victory Theatre and Shanley’s The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at the McCadden Place Theatre. She initiated and directed Interact’s Play Development Lab, and has served on the faculty of the Theatre School at California Institute of the Arts. She is married to actor Eddie Jones.