The surname of a famous Armenian writer Perch Zeytuntsyan, who authored many plays, some of which have been translated into different languages and staged in countries around the world.
"Perch Zeytuntsyan was born on July 18, 1938, in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1948, he repatriated to Armenia. Zeytuntsyan graduated from the Pyatigorsk Institute of Foreign Languages in Russia. He went on to also graduate from the Advanced Courses for Screenwriters in Moscow. In 1956, his inaugural collection of works, His First Friend, was published. From 1966-68, Zeytuntsyan worked as a script editor at Armenfilm, and then from 1968-75 he was the chief editor at the Yerevan Studio of TV films. He served as secretary of the Writer's Union of Armenia from 1975-86 and from 1990-91 as the acting Minister of Culture in Armenia. Perch Zeytuntsyan is the author of many plays, some of which have been translated into different languages and staged in countries around the world." Source: Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance
by Mr. Zeytuntsyan January 26, 2007