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Mehrdad Seyf

Mehrdad Seyf

Artistic Director at 30 Bird

Mehrdad Seyf
Artistic Director - 30 Bird

Writer/Director/artist
Mehrdad was born in Tehran and has lived in the UK since his teens; he was educated at the Lycée Français in Tehran and London. After studying Literature and Philosophy, he trained as a psychoanalyst at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and subsequently worked for 3 years as an analyst. He trained as an actor/director with Complicité, Monica Pagneux, Zoltowski and Lorna Marshall. He founded 30 Bird in 1996 at Riverside Studios.
His theatre credits include The Parable of the Blind, Death By Heroine, Majnoun, The Persian Revolution, Plastic (Nominated for Total Theatre Award), Chodzenie-Siberia, Poland 3 Iran 2 (Winner of Best of Fringe), 14 Tables and Domestic Labour: a study in love. His productions have toured nationally and internationally. His film credits include: but you speak such good English (executive producer), Yalda for BBC Drama and Film London (writer), Shoes for BBC East (director). Radio Plays include The Virgin and Yalda both for Radio 4. Mehrdad also creates inter-disciplinary and site-specific performance work, collaborating with visual artists, architects, dancers and scientists. He is currently resident artist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

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