Novid Parsi (NOH-veed PAHR-see, he/him) is a playwright whose work has 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, the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival has selected him for its Confluence Writers Project, which will culminate in a staged reading of a new play in spring 2023.
Novid’s plays have been recognized by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (two-time finalist and three-time semifinalist), the Jeff Awards (Best New Work nominee), the New American Voices Playwriting Festival (semifinalist), and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (four-time semifinalist).
A son of Iranian immigrants, Novid grew up mostly in East Texas, earned degrees in literature from Swarthmore College and Duke University, and then spent years in England and Chicago. Novid and his husband live in St. Louis.