CalStage sits down with Happy Armenians creator and Vista Players Artistic Director Aram Koujoumdjian
CalStage: How did you find your way to Sacramento?
Aram: I’m Armenian by ethnicity, but I was actually born in Beirut. I spent my earlier years there and my formative years in Los Angeles. I attended UCLA for undergrad and got my B.A. in English, then moved up to Sac for law school at UOP McGeorge School of Law
CalStage: What got you into theatre?
Aram: I’ve loved theater from a very early age. I used to go see productions at the playhouse in the Armenian Quarter of Beirut — by myself — before I was even 10. I was writing full-length plays by high school.
For one weekend only, California Stage Theater Company will honor Dublin’s fallen and celebrate its fighting spirit with Ray Tatar’s EASTER RISING: DUBLIN 1916.
This moving Readers Theater piece commemorates the 1916 Dublin uprising that sparked a revolution. Four performances will be given March 18th-20th in the California Stage Theater:
Friday, March 18th @ 8pm
Saturday, March 19th @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, March 20th @ 2pm
Tickets are on sale NOW!
Ray Tatar’s Easter Rising: Dublin 1916takes audiences into the rough and tumble streets of Dublin during the infamous insurrection. Told from the diverse perspectives of the people who lived it–unsuspecting bystanders, a Priest dragged by duty into the fray, and young revolutionaries fighting for their freedom—Tatar’s evocative piece captures the hope, the fear, and the rage of a people swept up in revolt.