Amir Reza Koohestani / Mehr Theatre Group

Amir Reza Koohestani was born in 1978 in Shiraz, Iran. He was 16 when he began to publish short stories in local newspapers. Attracted to cinema, he took courses in directing and cinematography and created two unfinished films. After a brief experience as performer, he devoted his time to write his first plays for the Mehr Theatre Group: And the Day Never Came (1999) and The Murmuring Tales (2000). With his third play, Dance on Glasses (2001), Amir Reza Koohestani gained international notoriety and found the support of several European theatrical artistic directors and festivals. Then followed numerous plays acclaimed around the world: Recent Experiences (2003), Amid the Clouds (2005), Dry Blood & Fresh Vegetables (2007), Quartet: A Journey North (2008), Where Were You on January 8th? (2009), Ivanov (2011), The Fourth Wall (2012), the trilogy about time and memory Timeloss (2013), Hearing (2015), Summerless (2018). Since 2006, Koohestani works frequently in Germany where he created more than 10 productions.

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