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Perch Zeytuntsyan
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Minister of Culture of Armenia
In office
Personal details
BornJuly 18, 1938(1938-07-18)
Alexandria, Egypt
DiedAugust 21, 2017(2017-08-21) (aged 79)
Yerevan, Armenia
Alma materAghayan School, Yerevan
Pyatigorsk Institute of Foreign Languages, Moscow
OccupationPlaywright; Screenwriter

Perch Zeytuntsyan (Armenian: Պերճ Արմենակի Զեյթունցյան, July 18, 1938 – August 21, 2017)[1] was an Egyptian-born Armenian playwright and screenwriter. He served as Minister of Culture of Armenia from 1990 to 1991.[2]

In 1975, Zeytuntsyan became the executive secretary of the Writer’s Union of Armenia, a position he held until 1981. He went on to become the Minister of Culture in the first post-Soviet administration of the Republic of Armenia.[3]


  1. "Perch Zeytuntsyan is 70. The president congratulated him". July 18, 2008. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  2. "Perch Zeytuntsyan: high and mighties are not touched by art". PanARMENIAN.Net. April 26, 2010. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  3. Parlakian, Nishanm and Cowe, S. Peter, eds. Modern Armenian Drama: An Anthology. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. Print.