Pirronne Yousefzadeh is a theatre director, writer, and educator, and is most passionate about new work that speaks to our current sociopolitical moment while disrupting unconscious biases and deepening our collective empathy. She serves as Geva Theatre Center’s Associate Artistic Director and Director of Engagement, where her directing credits include The Lake Effect, Heartland, The Royale, and Queen. As a freelance director based in NYC, Pirronne directed and developed new and devised work both in NYC and across the country at theatres including The Public/Joe’s Pub, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theatre Company, Soho Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Kennedy Center, Huntington Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Pioneer Theatre Company. She has taught directing, acting, and devised theatre collaboration at colleges and universities including Fordham, Rutgers/NJIT, NYU, and UT Austin, among others. She is a co-founder of Maia Directors, a consulting organization for artists and arts organizations who wish to engage with stories from the Middle East and beyond. She is a proud member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. For more: Pirronne.com; maiadirectors.com.