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Parjad Sharifi

Parjad Sharifi, MFA, PhD Candidate

Associate Professor, Theatre


Abbotsford campus, D118a

Phone: 1-604-792-0025 Ext. 4842

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Parjad Sharifi is a Vancouver-based theatre scenographer and theatre-maker. He has been nominated and won Jessie Richardson Awards for outstanding lighting design. Parjad has collaborated with theatre and dance companies in Vancouver and across Canada, such as The Arts Club, Vertigo Theatre, Neworld Theatre, Leaky Heaven, Fight with a Stick, Theatre Replacement, Theatre Conspiracy, Rumble Theatre, Pi Theatre, 605 Collective, Kokoro Dance and many more. Parjad’s research interest is exploring designing techniques of expressive scenography, bioscenography and immersive environments in performing arts and urban design within the context of digital and interactive technologies. He is an associate professor in theatre at the University of the Fraser Valley and is also a member of the Associated Designer of Canada.


If you would like to know more about him, visit his website here.


  • PhD Candidate, School of Interactive Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University
  • MFA - University of British Columbia

Research Interests

  • Digital Performance
  • Immersive Environments
  • Augmented Reality Performance
  • Virtual Reality Performance
  • Object performance
  • Post dramatic theatre


Sharifi, Parjad. “Bioscenography”, 2nd Global Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance, November 2011.


Sharifi, Parjad. “Chronos of A Dead Machine, Creation of A Character by Bioscenography”, DRHA, Sensual Technologies, Collaborative Practices of Interdisciplinary, September 2010.


Book chapters

Sharifi, Parjad. "Bioscenography: Towards the Scenography of Affection." Presence and Absence: The Performing Body, edited by Adèle Anderson and Sofia Pantouvaki, Oxford: Inter-Diciplinaryo, 2014.


Sharifi, Parjad."Bioscenography: Towards the Scenography of Non-Representation." Activating The Inanimate: Visual Vocabularies of Performance Practice, edited by Filipa Malva, Oxford: Inter-Diciplinary, 2013, pp. 75-85.

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