Novid Parsi

Novid Parsi

Novid Parsi's plays have been recognized by the Jeff Awards (Best New Work nominee, 2018), the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference (semifinalist, 2016 and 2018) and the Playwrights Foundation’s Bay Area Playwrights Festival (finalist, 2016; and semifinalist, 2017).

Novid’s plays have been produced or developed by Golden Thread Productions, The New Group, Paines...
Novid Parsi's plays have been recognized by the Jeff Awards (Best New Work nominee, 2018), the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference (semifinalist, 2016 and 2018) and the Playwrights Foundation’s Bay Area Playwrights Festival (finalist, 2016; and semifinalist, 2017).

Novid’s plays have been produced or developed by Golden Thread Productions, The New Group, Paines Plough, Playwrights Foundation, Silk Road Rising, Stephen Joseph Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, and The Young Vic, among others.

He earned degrees in literature from Swarthmore College and Duke University.

Plays

  • Through the Elevated Line
    Having fled Iran where he was imprisoned for being a gay man, a damaged Razi arrives at his sister’s Chicago doorstep only to disrupt the life she and her American husband have built together. As the Chicago Cubs vie to make history, rivalries of a different kind simmer in the Uptown two-flat that Razi tries to call home. With echoes of A Streetcar Named Desire, Through the Elevated Line probes the boundaries...
    Having fled Iran where he was imprisoned for being a gay man, a damaged Razi arrives at his sister’s Chicago doorstep only to disrupt the life she and her American husband have built together. As the Chicago Cubs vie to make history, rivalries of a different kind simmer in the Uptown two-flat that Razi tries to call home. With echoes of A Streetcar Named Desire, Through the Elevated Line probes the boundaries between family, loss, prejudice, and desire.
  • Take This World
    Roya has made a name as a writer by chronicling her experience raising her severely impaired son, Nicholas. Now she refuses to acknowledge that, as an adult, the increasingly violent Nicholas may be beyond her—or perhaps anyone's—control.
  • Those Ills We Have
    Farid is in pain, and has been for six years. Now that everything is on the line, can Diego, the pain management guru, help Farid identify the root cause of his pain? Is it his Iranian family’s disappointment in his life choices? Is it the pressures of his interracial marriage? Or is it all just in his head?