Iris Rhian is a New York based theater maker and artistic collaborator. She holds a BFA in Drama with Honors from New York University's (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts, and a Minor in the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology from NYU Stern/Tisch. She specializes in acting, playwriting, and directing.
When not making theater, you can find her attempting to learn a variety of musical instruments, reading the latest Booker Prize winning novel, or seeking out nature.
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NEWS AND UPDATES
FIRST IN-PERSON PLAY
June 6, 2021
Today I began in-person rehearsals for Permafrost Theater Collective's The High Priestess. This is my first in-person rehearsal process since the onset of the pandemic, and I can't wait to stage this show with the rest of the performers and creative team.
May 23, 2021
Workshopped my play Xenia with the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. Had the opportunity to write under the mentorship of Don Hannah, Lara Lewis, and Pamela Halstead, as well as an incredible cohort of 10 other playwrights. I was honored to hear my script read aloud by a joyously talented cast of 7.
PLAYWRITING FELLOW, CENTRAL SQUARE THEATER
August 11, 2021
Staged reading of How Do We Heal? an investigative theater piece that explores youth mental health.
"Why do we only address mental health when there's a crisis?" "Why do adults often seem dismissive or unprepared for youth mental health challenges?" "How has the Pandemic affected youth mental health?" Development will continue through June, 2022.
"This is particularly true of Jill, brought to life spectacularly by Iris Rhian who displayed a skillful compassion and touching vulnerability as Claudia’s youngest daughter. Jill continually gets caught in the middle of her mother and her whirlwind of a sister, clearly being slightly manipulated by both, but unable to deny the basic logic of either person."
Holly P. Strange