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Arian Moayed is the co-Founder of Waterwell, a civic-minded and socially conscious theater and education company, as well as a Partner at the for-profit Waterwell Films. Recent Waterwell productions include The Courtroom, a reenactment of deportation proceedings in active legal spaces; The Flores Exhibits, a series of videos in which artists, lawyers, advocates, and immigrants read the sworn testimonies of children held in detention facilities at the U.S./Mexico border (; Fleet Week Follies, an annual festival of music, food, and kid-friendly activities, free to military members and their families; and a dual-language Hamlet (Arian played the title role).

At the Waterwell Drama Program, over 250 students per year receive world-class arts training and education in advocacy at the Professional Performing Arts School, all free of charge. With Waterwell Films, Arian has written/directed the Emmy-nominated, short-form thriller, “The Accidental Wolf,” which stars Kelli O’Hara ( Notable acting credits: The Humans (Drama Desk Award), Guards at the Taj (Obie Award), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony nomination), “Succession” (HBO).

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New Broadway Production, 2023
Torvald Helmer

[New York]
Waterwell Production, 2017

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Richard Saad

Atlantic Theater Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2015

Public Theater Production, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2011


The Translator/The Trader/Solder #1/Soldier #2 (Understudy)



Arian Moayed Movies

[2003]Phileine Says Sorry Taxichauffeur 2

[2007]Arranged Ahmed Khaldi

[2007]M.O.N.Y. Ates Kiliclioglu

[2008]The Christians Darmon

[2011]Roadie Irfan


[2014]Appropriate Behaviour Ali

[2014]Saint Janet Dr. Apte

[2014]Rosewater Hamid

[2014]Day Ten

[2015]Rock the Kasbah Riza

[2015]The Rumperbutts Gavin

[2018]Half Empty/Half Full

[2019]Abe Amir

[2021]Songs for a Sloth Lawyer

[2021]Spider-Man: No Way Home Agent Cleary

[2022]The Courtroom

Arian Moayed TV Shows

Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn Worst Case Senario Guy

Law & Order Fadi Abu Ubdeh

Six Degrees Jay

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Amal Qinawi

White Collar Avet


[ 2004-2010]Law & Order: Criminal Intent Eli Gold, Samil Al-Bana

The Following David

Black Box Cyrus

Believe Corey

The Blacklist Burke

Elementary Yusuf Al Shamsi

Mr. Mercedes Augie

[ 2017-2019]Madam Secretary Mohammed 'Mo' Alwash

Love Life Kian Parsa

[ 2018-2021]Succession Stewy Hosseini

Ms. Marvel Agent Cleary

[ 2018-2022]The Accidental Wolf

Inventing Anna Todd

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Waterwell to Begin 20th Anniversary Year With Lameece Issaq's A GOOD DAY TO ME NOT TO YOU At Connelly Theater

Waterwell will begin its 20th anniversary year with the world premiere of A Good Day to Me Not to You, a solo play written and performed by Drama Desk Award-winner Lameece Issaq. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Emmy Awards Telecast Moved From September Date Due To Ongoing Strikes

The 75th Primetime Emmys will not air on the originally scheduled date of September 18, 2023.

Sarah Scafidi Joins Waterwell as Managing Director

Waterwell has announced that Sarah Scafidi has joined the company as Managing Director following an extensive national search.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on HERE LIES LOVE Opening Night

Check out photos of Dylan Mulvaney, Spike Lee, H.E.R., Stephen Colbert, and more on the Here Lies Love opening night red carpet!

HBO/Max Receives 127 Emmy Nominations, The Most Of Any Network Or Platform, Breaking Records Across Multiple Categories

The record-breaking nominations include 27 for the final season of “Succession,” the most of any program and making Emmy history with three nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally, new series “The Last of Us” breaks through, earning major award nominations. “The White Lotus” sweeps the supporting actor/actress.

SCHMIGADOON, Annaleigh Ashford & More Receive 2023 Emmy Nominations - Full List of Nominees

Yvette Nicole Brown and Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma will reveal the nominations for the 2023 Emmy Awards. Eligible nominees include Schmigadoon!, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, Ted Lasso, The Crown, The White Lotus, and more. Check back for live updates!

Photos: Inside Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Opening Night Celebration

Check out photos from the opening night celebration of Alex Edelman's Just For Us!

Photos: Laura Benanti, Micaela Diamond And More Turn Out For Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Broadway Opening Night

Check out all-star portraits captured at opening night of Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US on Broadway! Joining Edelman to celebrate his Broadway debut on June 26 at the Hudson Theatre were Laura Benanti, Micaela Diamond, Mike Birbiglia, Busy Philipps, Rachel Brosnahan, Jeremy O. Harris and many more.

Photos: The Stars Arrive at Opening Night of Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US

Obie Award-winning writer & performer Alex Edelman is making his Broadway debut with his award-winning solo show JUST FOR US. Directed by Adam Brace, the show will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the Hudson Theatre. Check out photos of the stars arriving at opening night!

Photos: Tony Awards Fashion- See Who Turned Up And Turned It Out On Broadway's Biggest Night!

See photos of your favorite fashionistas who turned up and turned it out for Broadway's biggest night!

Photos: Go Inside The Exclusive Tonys After Party at The Carlyle Hotel

BroadwayWorld takes you inside the annual Tony Awards afterparty at The Carlyle Hotel with all-new photos from inside the exclusive event!

Photos: Darren Criss & Julianne Hough Host The Second Annual Tony Awards After, After Party

See photos of the second annual Tony Awards After, After Party hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough!

Photos: Party With The Stars Inside The Tonys Afterparty At The Carlyle Hotel

Last night, the legendary Tony Awards afterparty hosted by Rick Miramontez and John Gore at The Carlyle Hotel returned, following the 76th Annual Tony Awards ceremony. See photos from inside the event.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO & More Win 2023 Tony Awards - Full List of Winners!

Tonight's the night! The best of Broadway gathers today, June 11, at the United Palace to celebrate the 76th Annual Tony Awards. Kimberly Akimbo, Leopoldstadt, Some Like It Hot, Alex Newell, Sean Hayes, and more took home trophies. Check out the full list of winners now!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2023 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!

In just days, on June 11, The 76th Annual Tony Awards make their debut at the United Palace to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2022/23 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Photos: Go inside The 77th Annual Theatre World Awards

The Theatre World Awards were presented Monday night, June 5.  Julie Benko received the 14th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and 2023 TWA Special Award Honorees, Marilyn Caserta for Outstanding Swing and Dale Badway for Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World.  Check out photos here!

A DOLL'S HOUSE Plays Final Broadway Performance

A Doll's House, starring Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain as 'Nora Helmer' in Lloyd's radical new production of Henrik Ibsen's landmark drama in a new version by Amy Herzog, plays its final performance at the Hudson Theatre.

Photos: Broadway's Brightest Stars Hit the Red Carpet at the 2023 Tony Awards

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at the 2023 Tony Awards!

Photos: See Josh Groban, Rachel Dratch, Julianne Hough & More at New 42's WE ARE FAMILY Gala

See photos from New 42's annual gala honoring Josh Groban, Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, and more!

Video: Arian Moayed Is Living for the Audience Reactions to A DOLL'S HOUSE

In this video, watch as Tony nominee Arian Moayed chats more about audiences' reactions to A Doll's House, why this company is so important to him, and so much more.


Arian Moayed has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Arian Moayed has not appeared in the West End

Arian Moayed has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "A Doll's House". He also received a nomination for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for the same play. Additionally, Moayed was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his performance in "A Doll's House". In another notable nomination, Moayed was recognized for his performance in "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" and received a Performance nomination at the Theatre World Awards. He was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same production. Lastly, Moayed received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "Masked".

Arian Moayed has won the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his role in "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo".

Arian Moayed has written 1 shows including The Courtroom (Creator).

Arian Moayed's next show will be A Doll's House which opens on 3/9/2023 on Broadway.

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