The Armenian Shakespeare Association (ASA) was set up in 2016 by a group of dedicated researchers and academics, working in the fields of theatre, comparative literature and Shakespeare studies. ASA aims to bring together Armenian and international academics, students and theatre practitioners, promoting cultural exchange and education in Shakespearean research and performance. ASA intends to organise annual conferences and talks, endorse and inspire new generations of students to undertake Shakespeare studies in Armenia and beyond. Furthermore, ASA plans to cooperate with other Armenian and international organisations, theatre festivals and artists supporting in Armenia and beyond.
ASA Executive Committee:
Pr. Henrik Edoyan, Honorary President
Pr. Sona Seferian (1937-2017) it is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of the ASA's co-founder Professor of English at the Yerevan State University, translator and Shakespearean scholar, a true inspiration for generations of her students, colleagues and readers.
Bachtiar Hovakimyan, Honorary Member
Jasmine Hasmik Seymour (founder and general enquiries)
Greg Aroutiunian (IT and logistics)
Dr. Mark Seymour (IT)
Seda Ananian (Armenian editor)
Dr. Armine Ghalachyan (Armenia manager, interpreter)
Dr. Lusik Hovakimyan (Armenia consultant)