Soheil Parsa is an award-winning director, actor, writer, dramaturge, choreographer, and teacher whose professional theatre career spans two continents. In his native Iran, he completed studies in theatre performance at the University of Tehran and began a career as an actor and director. Arriving in Canada with his family in 1984, he completed a second Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies at York University and then went on to establish Modern Times Stage Company as one of the most exciting culturally diverse theatre companies in Canada. As a director, set and stage designer, translator, adaptor, choreographer, and actor, his work is based on his experience in Iran and focuses on oppression and loss of freedom.