Aida Keykhaii

Actress, Director, Producer, Theatre Instructor

AIDA KEYKHAII is an actress, director, producer and theatre instructor, M.A in Play Directing, B.A in Acting. Some of her works as an actress: Drought & Lies, Proof, Winter 66, Writing in the Dark, Devilore, The Moon in Water, The Only Possible Way, Geranium, A Moment of Silence, KHISHKHANE, Face of a Virgin, Olive, Little Stars Of Darkness. Her works as a theatre director and producer: A Moment of Silence, The Pillowman, Dinner with Friends, Goodbye. Her works as a movie actress: We Are All Fine, Drought & Lies. Acting in TV Theatre: The Curious SAVAGE, The Heart of a Dog, The Merchant of Venice, Winter 66. Some of her awards and nominations include The Iran Festival of University Theatre for Outstanding acting, Olive, Little Stars of Darkness; The IRANZAMIN Festival for Outstanding acting, KHISHKHANE; The Theater Forum of Iran award nomination for acting, Drought & Lies, Proof, and Devilore. The International Iran Festival of University Theatre Award for Outstanding Directing, Goodbye.

•       Language: Persian, English

SELECTED ACTING, DIRECTING AND PRODUCING EXPERIENCE:

2016 “Iceland” (by Nicolas Billon)
 Director. at BARAN Theatre, Tehran, Iran
Sep 2016 “The Pillowman” (Martin McDonagh)
 Co-Directing with Mohammad Yaghoubi, on 06 of October, At the second international festival of Martin Mcdonagh, Theatre U Mosta, Perm, Russia.”
Aug 2016 “A Moment of Silence”
 Producer, on 6th to 14th of August, SummerWorks Performance Festival, Factory Theatre Mainspace, Toronto, ON.”
Feb 2016 “Proof” (based on the play by David Auburn)
  Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. On February 12, Fairview Library, Toronto, Canada.
2015 “Drought & Lies” (Movie)
 Actress, Directed by Pegram Alizadeh
           “Drought & Lies” (Stage play)
 Actress. Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi, On February the 28th in Montreal, On March the 8th in  Vancouver, On March 13th in Toronto, Canada.”
2014 “Devilore” (stage play), Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran
2013 “Dinner with Friends” (by Donald Margulies)
 Director, at Iranshahr, Tehran, Iran”
2011 “Everyday mess of Marriage” (by Haleh Moshtaqinia)
 Director, a t Iranshahr, Tehran, Iran”
2010 “Writing in the Dark” (stage play)
 Actress, Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran
            “A Mouth Full Of Birds” (stage play)
 Actress, Directed by Fares Bagheri. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran”
2009 “Drought & Lies” (stage play)
 Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran
            “The Curious Savage” (TV Drama based on the play by John Patrick)
 Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. Channel 4, Iran
           “Winter 1988″ (TV Drama), Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. Channel 4, Iran”
2008 “Machismo”  (based on the novel The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene)
 Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran”
2005 “The Only Possible Way” (stage play)
 Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran”
2004 •”We Are All Fine” (Movie), Directed by Bizhan Mirbagheri
            •”Geraniums” (stage play)
 Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran”
2001 “A Moment of Silence” (stage play)
 Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran”
1999 • “Little Stars Of Darkness” (stage play)
Directed by Ali Oliyaee, At Mowlavi Hall, Tehran, Iran
           • “KHISHKHANE”  (stage play),
 Directed by Hosein Kiyani. At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran”
1998 “Olive” (stage play), Directed by Shokoofeh Masoori, At Mowlavi Hall, Tehran, Iran
1997 “With the Wind”  (stage play),
 Directed by Mina Ebrahimzade, At Theatre Shahr, Tehran, Iran”
 
HONOURS AND AWARDS
2016 / The laureate diploma for the most original vision of the play “The Pillowman” at the Second International Festival of Martin McDonagh, Perm, Russia.
2015 / Nominated for Outstanding acting by Iran’s Actors Society at the Iran Theatre Forum, Devilore
2013 / Nominated for Outstanding acting by Iran’s Actors Society at the Iran Theatre Forum, Proof
2010 / Nominated for Outstanding acting by Iran’s Actors Society at the Iran Theatre Forum, Drought & Lies
2006 / Nominated for Outstanding acting by Iran’s Actors Society at the Iran Theatre Forum, The Only possible Way
1999  /〈 Received for Outstanding acting by The Iran Festival of University Theatre, Little Stars of Darkness
           〈Received for Outstanding acting by in IRANZAMIN festival,  KHISHKHANE”
1998 / Received for Outstanding acting by The Iran Festival of University Theatre, Olive
1997 / Received for Outstanding acting by The Fadjr International Theatre Festival of Iran, With The Wind.