Arthur Makaryan, MFA

Arthur Makaryan is a theatre and opera director and producer. He recently, joined the NY Arts Program as Faculty Advisor in the Performing Arts. He was the recipient of the 2017-18 Opera Directing Fellowship at the Juilliard School. He holds masters’ degrees in directing from Columbia University in NYC (under the tutelage of Anne Bogart), La Sorbonne University in Paris and the Yerevan State Institute of Theater. As for practice and additional trainings, he has been trained at the Grotowski Institute, Suzuki Company of Toga in Japan, Stella Polaris Theatre in Norway and Acting International School in Paris.

He has assisted Ivo van Hove at Toneelgroep Amsterdam; Stephen Wadsworth at Metropolitan Opera and Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in NYC; Darren Katz, the resident director for The Lion King musical on Broadway; Sybille Wilson at Royal Parc Theater in Brussels. His most recent credits as an opera and theatre director include the Simulacrum multimedia contemporary opera at 3LD Art and Technology Center, Broken April at LenFest Center for Arts, Hamlet Machine that has been touring in Russia, Europe and USA (off-Broadway) and Black Garden that had its world premiere in Paris at Théâtre de l’Opprimé and will have its US premiere in NYC on February 6, 2019 at The Tank Theatre. He co-founded Epsidon Theatre Company in Armenia in 2012 where he staged two musicals. In 2014, he made his Avignon-Off festival debut with A la vie, a la mort performance by Simone Rist. He is also an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC). More at


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