Ehsan SHAYANFARD (Persian: احسان شایان فرد)
Director, Choreographer, Performance Artist

1991 - Tehran, Currently Montpellier France
BA, Information Technology - Iran University of science and Technology - 2009-2013
BA, Dramaturgy - University of Art - Cinema and Theater Faculty - 2013-2017
Studying in MA, Choreography - ICI-CCN Montpellier - 2022

Image By Elien Vervaet


Initially I started studying in Iran University of Science and Technology in 2009. I started my activities in theater from then. After around four years I changed my field and started studying theater at Art University of Tehran.

I directed my first play in 2011. I was interested in theater, performance and studies. Since 2015, seeing the contrast of what has been happening in society and the theater scene, I’ve tried to create performances in unconventional spaces like garages, open spaces, etc.

I founded idlearts, To develop ideas, work, and study on common concerns.
Current members are artists from different backgrounds including: Theatre, performance, film, visual arts, coding and literature.

My recents work involves contemporary issues of art, society and politics in context of my everyday life.




|May I show you? / A self-portrait 
-Leave No One Behind #3, Theater Antigone, Kortrijk 
-Y-E-S Fest #2, Uferstudios, Berlin

-2 th Mokhtas Experimental TF, Genaveh Port, Feb 2022
-37th FITF, 18-19 Feb 2019
-21th IIUTF, Roudaki Foundation, 09-12 May 2018

|The Light Desk,
-Rooberoo Mansion
-Summer 2020
-1 to 7 December 2018

-Rooberoo Mansion, Feb 2020

|idlearts rehearsal-performance,
-36th FITF, Aftab Theater, 24 Jan 2018

|Organ Solo,
-Rooberoo Mansion,16, 17, 22, 23 Sep 2017

– Rooberoo Mansion Open Space, December 2017

– Rooberoo Mansion Open Space, 4 December 2017

– Roudaki Foundation, November,December 2015
-17th IIUTF, University of Tehran, faculty of fine art, May 2014

-18th IIUTF, Honar(Art) Hall, May 2015
-Poti International Theatre Festival-Georgia 27 July 2016

-32th FITF, Tehran, City Theatre, February 2014
-19th international theatre festival of Ankara, Turkey, Farabi Sahnesi, November 2014
-16th IIUTF, Khaneh Namayesh Hall, May 2013
-14th Tadjrobeh Experimental Theater Festival,
University of Tehran- faculty of fine arts, March 2012

|Tragic Changes of Sir Saad`s Life
-Cultural center of Arasbaran, art & experiment space, October- November 2012



|Moslehate Khaterat – (Pieces of Memories)
-Performance by Tina Younestabar
-Rooberoo Mansion, June 2021

|A House on the water
-Directed by Hamid Pourazari
-Tehran Andisheh Complex, August, September 2013


Performance Score Released

|Warm-Up Performance Score
-Positionen Magazine, Berlin, #130th, Feb 2022
-Y-E-S Organization, Berlin, #16th, Dec 2021


Position Experience

|Artistic Director
-Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran
-2018/07/01 – Present



|Creator of idlearts
an independent group that is involved in contemporary social and artistic activities, with people from different backgrounds, since 2012 to Present

|Festival Director
of 7th National Monologue Festival of Tehran University of Art, 7 to 12 March 2016

|Editor in chief
of the publication of 6th National Monologue Theatre Festival of Art University of Tehran, 2015



 37th FITF
-Best Direction


|The Red Riding Hood
 18th IIUTF
-Second Best Prize for directing
-Nominated for the best lighting and Set Design

 16th IIUTF
-Best Play
-Best Director
-Best Playwright
 2st Tehran Shamseh TF
-Best Play
-Best Director


|Tragic Changes of Sir Saad`s Life
 2nd Ceremony of Theatre`s Home directors
-Appreciated for Best Young Director of the Year
 1nd Tehran Shamseh TF
-Best Director
-Honorary Diploma for creativity and innovation  


Other Activities

|Member of the ideators of the event:
 Criticism Saturdays
 Series of lectures in the analysis of Iranian theatre and
 performance art
 Rooberoo Mansion Open Space, May 2022 to Present

|Member of the ideators of the event:
 Facing a book
 Series of lectures in the analysis of books in the subject of
 theatre and social science, which written or translated in Persian
 Rooberoo Mansion`s CROSSBOOK, November 2021 – Present,

|Guest teacher in writing and reading for 12 to 15 years old students
 Tehran, Dana School, October 2021 to March 2022

|Member of the ideators of the event:
 Theater and politics of survival
 Series of lectures and lecture-performances after the pandemic
 Rooberoo Mansion, June 2021

|Member of the mentors of the event:
 Living in the city
 Series of Performances and lecture-performances in the city of
 Tehran, 23th IIUTF, 2021

|Ideator of the Project:
 Artist’s Work-Desk
 Series of events, presentations and performances by artists in different disciplines in open space
 Rooberoo Mansion, 2019 to Present

|Member of the students’ performance arts institute
 of the cinema and theater Faculty of the Tehran
 University of Art, 2014-2017

|Direction of workshop an introduction to Performance
 for the students of the Iran University of Science and
 Technology, Autumn 2014

|Journalist and editor of the CHARSOO Theatre
 magazine, Iran University of Science and Technology,