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Getting to Know Vista Players’ Aram Kouyoumdjian

Buy TicketCalStage 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

Happy Armenians
Daniel Hubbard as Levon and Heather Lynn Smith as Siran in “Happy Armenians.”

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.

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