Originally from South Kurdistan, Vancouver-based playwright, theatre director, actor, acting coach and writer, Rzgar Hama currently serves as an artistic director for Sky Theatre Group. He started his theatre journey in 1984. Rzgar’s first adaptation and directing project was CANNIBALS in 1987, a play based on true stories of the city of Leningrad during World War II. Rzgar’s works as a director included: SPARTACUS, RESURRECTION of the DOGS, TABLEAU, RAIN, SIYAMEND, SCREAM, THE LAST GAME, and a play based on Arthur Rimbaud’s poems, A SEASON in HELL. Lately, his work as playwright and director was SOLDIERLAND, which performed at the ANNEX in Vancouver, BC from May 18 - 24, 2018 and still in progress for other performances, My Home is a Suitcase, performed the first phase of it at the Granville Island and UBC December 2019 and January 2020, and the final phase of My Home is a Suitcase is in progress and planned to be performed in 2022, Phantom Pain, a virtual performance that has been earned the Best Overseas Show from Derek Awards Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2021.
Rzgar has created works and collaborated with many theatre companies in Vancouver, Montreal, Turkey, Iraq, and Kurdistan. He also ran an acting lab for nine months, focused on improvisational techniques and actor training to help participating actors discover their potential for play development and performance. Rzgar has written and held several seminars and workshops about theatre, performances acting techniques and arts in many places around the world.