Amir Reza Koohestani
Amir Reza Koohestani (Iran, 1978) is an Iranian director and playwright and one of the most renowned figures on his country’s theater scene. With the play Dance on Glasses (2001) – a success with both critics and audiences alike - he gained international recognition, taking it on tour for four years and performing it at important venues in Europe and the United States. Several European theaters have commissioned pieces by him, including the Schauspielhaus in Cologne and the Théâtre de Besançon. He has co-written scripts for film, been involved in performance art and directed the opera Tannhaüser in 2017. His latest project was an adaptation of the book The Attack by Yasmina Khadra for the Munich Kammerspiele.