Our team

Naeim Jebelli

Naeim Jebelli is an Actor, Director and Vocalist, graduated from The Azad Art and Architecture University in Tehran. He has worked as a Professional Actor, Director, Stage Manager, Assistant Director and Project Manager in several theatrical projects, short films as well as TV series. Naeim lives and works in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal) where he founded Hashtpa Productions in 2011 and has expanded his professional activities ever since. Following his production of several plays in Montreal and Toronto, a short film and the French Language adaptation of the Body of a Woman as a Battlefield (In the Bosnian War), Naeim has been involved in the pre-production stage of his docu-fiction feature film The Tale of Tiger. The story revolves around an older generation Iranian Theatre expat based in Paris and the ties that connect his life journey to theatre and that of Jebelli’s. Regardless of medium, Jebelli seeks inspiration from various cultures and communities and seeks to eliminate borders and forego the limits of language in all his artistic projects and productions.

Peter Batakliev

Born in Bulgaria, Peter Batakliev made his stage debut at the age of 16. He joined the National Academy of Theatre and Film in Sofia, working in several professional companies. Peter left Bulgaria in 1990 to come to Canada and, after a few years of learning languages and moving to different cities he eventually settled in Montreal. As an actor he has been directed by Alexandre Marine several times and also by Wajdi Mouawad, Yves Desgagnés, Claude Poissant among many others.  For his performance in Waiting for Godot at the Centaur Theatre, Peter was awarded the New-comer of the Year Award by the Circle of English criticism. As a director, he has brought to stage many plays, most notably;  Peer Gynt, The Last Night of Socrates, as well as several shows with the Ondinnok Theater Company. Peter Batakliev teaches and conducts workshops at the National Theatre School of Canada, at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Quebec and the School of Theatre at UQAM.

Tzvetelina Jivcova

Tzvetelina Jivcova holds a master of dramatic arts from the Bordeaux III University and a Master of International Administration from the National Public Administration school of Montreal. She has been in charge of communications and development (national and international) of several Theater, Dance and Visual Art Companies such as :  Théâtre Décalage, Projet Mû, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Destins croisés, Farine orpheline etc. Tzvetelina has also completed a mandate of leadership in foreign affaires and intergovernmental relations within the ministry of culture and communications in Quebec. Moreover she served as the program officer in the field of Theatre, Literature, Circus and Multidisciplinary arts at the Quebec council of art and letters.

Naghmeh Sharifi

Born in Tehran, Naghmeh Sharifi is an Iranian (Canadian) artist. She studied at the University of British Columbia double majoring in Psychology and Visual Arts as well as L’ecole nationale superieure des beaux arts of Paris. In 2010 she completed a degree in Graphic Design to expand her creative field and since has worked extensively for various festivals, theater companies and non for profit organizations. She continues to paint and work on graphic design projects as her main passions.

Behnam Tajik

Behnam Tajik studied Fine Arts at Azad Art & Architecture University in Tehran and graduated in 2005. He has had several individual and group painting exhibitions in Tehran. He gradually expanded his creative field and started to work as a professional Web and Graphic Designer as of 2001.

Mahzad Sharif Ahmadian

Mahzad has been a part of Hashtpa Productions since its very first days. She has worked as the assistant director and set director. Aside from artistic activities, she has years of experiences in social activities and charity works for children with cancer. She is currently pursuing her passion for social arts.