Amir Gudarzi, born in Teheran, Iran, during the war in 1986, graduated at the only school for theatre the country had at that time. Later he studied scenic writing in Tehran. Due to censorship, his plays were only shown in private circles. On the side, he wrote scripts for TV-series and feature films. Since 2009, Gudarzi has lived in involuntary exile in Vienna, Austria. There he studied theatre, film and media studies. In 2017, he won the exil-DramatikerInnenpreis (exiled dramatists’ prize) for his play “Between Us and Them Lies …”. In 2018, his play “Arash, the Returnee” premiered under the title “Arash//Heimkehrer” at the Theater Drachengasse in Vienna. In the same year, Gudarzi received the Dramatikerstipendium of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and was nominated for the Hans-Gratzer-Stipendium. His latest performance “The Knowledge Tree” was shown in Jerusalem. In addition to writing, Amir Gudarzi works as an interpreter. He currently lives in Vienna and Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and is working on his debut novel.
As of February 2019