Fadi Tavoukdjian

Department of Drama

Instructor, Acting

SEVAN

Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama Theater Complex
820 East Genesee Street


ftavoukd@syr.edu


Fadi Tavoukdjian (SEVAN) is an award-winning London and NYC-based playwright-actor, dramaturg, and college educator.

As a playwright, his work has been seen in London and New York at The Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Flea Theatre, The Sheen Center, The Bush Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Theatre503, Rich Mix, The Old Red Lion, The Space, and Access Theatre.

He is an alumni of the Bush Theatre inaugural 2015 Emerging Writers Group; The Public Theater 2011 Emerging Writers Group; NYTW Usual Suspect; Rising Circle Theatre Collective 2010 InkTANK Writer's Lab.

NYTW 2011/2012 Teaching Artist. 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist. 2016 Kondazian Playwriting Award for
Armenian Stories. 2016 Arch and Bruce Foundation Playwriting Prize. 2014/2015/2016 Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist.
2014 Papatango Playwriting Prize Shortlist. 2014 Saroyan Social Justice/Human Rights Playwriting Award Finalist. 2010/2012
William Saroyan Playwriting Prize Finalist.

As an actor: New York: Dead are my People (NYTW), Mrs. Christie (world premiere), Lortel AwardWinning Betrayed (Culture Project, LATW, Kennedy Center, PBS), Dead are my People (NYTW/Noor), Bunty Berman Presents, Betty Shamieh’s The Strangest, NYTW’s Aftermath, NYMF’s Les Enfants des Paris, Prospect’s Mapquest, FringeNYC’s hit Perez Hilton Saves the Universe…. TV/Film: The Dictator, "Madame Secretary," “Blue Bloods,” “Damages,” “M.O.N.Y.” London: Scenes from 68* Years, bi, Maroon. Regional includes: world premiere of Language Rooms at the Wilma Theatre, Evita, City of Angels, Into the Woods, Company.

SEVAN served as the New Writing Manager at Theatre Royal Stratford East for three years as well as founding the U.K.'s first and only stipend-supported MT Writers Group (New Musical Development Collective). He has taught at ArtsEd London, Mountview Academy of the Arts, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as well as serving as a reader for Theatre503, The Bush Theatre, The Public Theater, and Mercury Musicals Development. He has been a panelist for The National Theatre, CAATA, and BEAM.

Education

  • M.F.A., Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • M.A., University of South Florida
  • B.A., University of South Florida