My plays have been produced or developed by Golden Thread Productions (San Francisco), The New Group (New York), Paines Plough (London), Playwrights Foundation (San Francisco), Queens Theatre (New York), and Silk Road Rising (Chicago), among others.

Most recently, my play Remains and Returns was selected for the 2022 Ashland New Plays Festival. And the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival has selected me for its Confluence Writers Project, culminating in a new play in spring 2023.

My work has been recognized by the Jeff Awards (Best New Work nominee) and in multiple years by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (two-time finalist) and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference (four-time semifinalist).

I live in St. Louis with my husband.

novidparsi@gmail.com


Recent Work

Remains and Returns
Ashland New Plays Festival, winner
Bay Area Playwrights Festival, finalist
• O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, semifinalist

The Innkeepers
• Queens Theatre, virtual staged reading
• Bay Area Playwrights Festival, semifinalist
• O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, semifinalist
• Landing Theatre Company, New American Voices Playwriting Festival, semifinalist

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Through the Elevated Line
• Silk Road Rising, production
• Jeff Awards, Best New Work nominee

“Parsi is a wonderful writer.”—Time Out
“Beautifully crafted … layered, nuanced writing.”—Windy City Times
“A revelation.”—Nan Barnett, executive director, National New Play Network, New Play Exchange recommendation

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Take This World
• The New Group, staged reading
• Bay Area Playwrights Festival, semifinalist
• O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, semifinalist

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Our Mother’s Meal
• Playwrights Foundation, staged reading
• Bay Area Playwrights Festival, finalist
• O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, semifinalist

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Those Ills We Have
• Golden Thread Productions, staged reading