Assistant Teacher (2014)
Dr. Pedram Kazemi-Esfarjani is a surgeon trained in Denmark, practicing mainly in the UK, with the British Equity stage name of Pedd Raam. He considers Fitzmaurice Voicework, devised and refined by Fitzmaurice and Kotzubei, to be a humanist approach to Breathing and Voice in Acting, rooted in the Royal Central School's long tradition of Voice, Speech and Drama, ever curious about new discoveries. He simultaneously leads a professional and academic life as Artist (primarily Actor) and Surgeon, focused on rescue and repair after poly-trauma. He received Stanislavsky Acting training at Anahita Theatre with the late Mostafa Oskui in Tehran, Iran. He left Iran, assisted by secular Kurds; and arrived at Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1987, where he combined Academic studies in Medicine and Surgery with student politics, liberal trade union activism, and professional artistic activity in Theatre, Dance Theatre, and screen acting on TV. Since 2007, after an eight year artistic sabbatical, to attend intensive Medical and Surgical training, Pedd resumed advanced Acting training at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London; Drawing at Prince's Drawing School (now Royal Drawing School); Figurative Sculpture at Heatherley's School of Fine Arts; and Music Technique and Composition at Birkbeck College, University of London. This work led to an Acting Diploma degree and collaborative & devised Advanced Theatre Practice studies at Central, with an Internship in the Fitzmaurice Voicework first European Certification Program, 2013-2014 in London. Human rights and freedom of expression inform his political and humanist theatre and art. He is also a proponent of evidence-based, patient-centered, humanist Medical and Surgical ethics, research, and practice, and is active as a doctor in the British National Health Service as well as abroad.
MA Candidate Advanced Theatre Practice, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama; BMed BChir Master of Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Acting Diploma, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Languages: Danish, Persian, English