Niloofar Beyzaie is an Iranian dramatist, Playwright and Stage Director.
Niloofar Beyzaie is the daughter of the theater and film director Bahram Beyzaie (Bahram Beyzai) and Monir Azam Raminfar who comes from a family of artists. In 1985 she had to leave Iran for political reasons and studied German Literature, Theater, Film and Television Studies and Education at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. After finishing her academic studies she founded 1994 the theater group "Daritsche". Since then she is leading this group as Director, Playwright, and light and costume designer.
Central themes of her theater work are "woman", "the suffering of individuals among the crowd" and "being a stranger either in the own or in the foreign society". She also puts emphasis on the sociopolitical context of the theater in its contemporary issues. In addition to her theatrical work she writes articles about the political and social situation, particularly the situation of women in Iran. She advocates for women's rights and for the rights of gays and lesbians in Iran and is involved in the Iranian art and cultural scene in exile for the rights of religious minorities in Iran, in particular the Bahais. 2005, she was awarded the Persian "World Academy of Art, Literature and Media" in Budapest as the best theatre director in exile in category "the Performing Arts". In the same year her play Daughters of the Sun (Come,dance with me) was performed in Zurich by Maralam Theater under direction of Peter Braschler.  The revival of her play No Man's Land  was performed in German in March 2009 in Karlsruhe  within the framework of the "Cultural Perspectives of Women festival 09". Her play "Face to Face at the Threshold of the Cold Season" is about two very important women of the Iranian history "Tahirih Qurratu'l- ayn and Forough Farokhzad" had its premiere in October 2011  Her Play " In the presence of the Wind" was written by her father in the sixties and was played in several cities of Europe and Germany from 2015 until oct. 2016. Her latest Play "In this Place and at this Time" (based on the stories of Mahshid Amirshahy) was played in Frankfurt,Collogne,Berlin and Heidelberg since Oct. 2017 and will be on Stage in some other cities in Europe until June 2018. ّShe became for this Play the audience award for best Play from the iranian Theater Festival in Heildelberg at 3 February 2018. Niloofar Beyzaie was honored for her lifelong theater work on march 2. and 3. 2018 by "the cultural society of iranian women" in Vancouver. In this context, the play "Lady in Mirror", which consists of parts of her plays, was performed by the Theatre group Shahrzad.  She also received the Prize as the best Personalitiy of the year 2018 from the "Foundation of Pasargad Heritage" for the fields of Art and Culture on march 2018.