Yekta Khaghani

Yekta Khaghani is an Iranian playwright, actor and theater educator based in New York
City. She earned a BA in Dramatic Literature from Tehran University of Art. Since her
move to the US in 2016, Yekta has been a driving force behind numerous theatrical
productions, both as a creator and performer. Yekta also has adapted the series Fairy
Tales from Greater Iran for audiobooks and the stage. She’s been collaborating with
Pardis for Children since 2017. She is also part of the People’s Theater Project company
and serves as a Teaching Artist.
Yekta received the 2023 New York City Women Fund for her new play, set to debut in
2024 in New York. Also, she reached a semifinalist at the 2020 National Playwrights
Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.