Brent Askari


This title is now available in a manuscript edition while the Acting Edition is being prepared.


Full-length Drama

by Brent Askari

In 1976, Andy Warhol, who had transformed himself into a sought-after portrait painter for the wealthy, embarks on a journey to Tehran to capture Polaroids of the Shah of Iran's wife. Amidst his exploration of the Crown Jewels and indulgence in room service, Warhol unexpectedly encounters a young revolutionary. This unexpected meeting disrupts his plans and expands the perspective of the pop icon, revealing a world far beyond his own.

ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN, with Nima Rakhshanifar (L) and Henry Stram, Barrington Stage Company, 2022 (Photo by Daniel Rader)

Cast of Characters

"If you see only one play this season, you are advised to head straight to Northlight Theatre for Andy Warhol in Iran,  a riveting, brilliantly imagined two-character work written by Brent Askari..."-Hedy Weiss, WTTW, Chicago

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Andy Warhol in Iran's World Premiere was presented at Barrington Stage, Pittsfield, MA, June 2022: Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director; Branden Huldeen, Artistic Producer



Brent Askari

Brent Askari is a Persian-American writer and actor. He is the winner of the NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theater for his play The Refugees, which will be produced at Gulfshore Playhouse in 2024. Barrington Stage Company commissioned his play Andy Warhol In Iran, producing its world premiere in 2022; the play won Berkshire Theater Critics Award for Best New Play of the season. Chicago's Northlight Theatre produced a second production of Andy Warhol In Iran in early 2023 and it will be part of City Theatre of Pittsburgh's 2023-2024 season. Brent's other plays include American Underground (Runner-up winner Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, produced at Barrington Stage Company 2019), Hard Cell (PlayPenn Conference 2017, produced at Geva Theatre Center in 2019), White Party (Semi-finalist for O’Neill Conference, Finalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Finalist Ashland New Plays Festival)..[FULL BIO]