Mohammad Aghebati

Mohammad Aghebati was born in 1975 in Mashhad, Iran. He studied Theater Directing at the Tehran Arts University. Upon graduation, Mohammad founded Leev Theater Group with his classmates in 2000. He has since worked on various projects with Leev Theater Group. In 2003, Mohammad received a medal from President Khatami as Iran’s successful Young Theater Artist for his direction of the play, Kiss You and Tears based on Vatslav Havel’s life. Since 2008, he has focused on working with Theater for Young Audiences (TYA). He has taught several workshops and classes to educators, teaching them on how to integrate theater and games into classrooms. He has also lead theater for young audience workshops at multiple International festivals. Few of Mohammad’s plays for Adults and TYA include: “Skellig and Children of fly”, “Attar’s Simorg”,” Arash” and “Only God has the Right to Wake Me Up”, premiered at the opening night of Freiburg Theater Festival in Germany in 2005, “Only God”, won best directing prize from Isfahan International theater festival. He is currently a Special Researcher Fellow at the Yale School of drama, studying Theater and he is also a member of several international TYA networks such as Assitej and Next Generation Artist. His award winning recent play “Hamlet, Price of Grief”, was presented as part of the “Under The Radar Festival” in Public Theater in New York. The play has been touring across the States and was recently presented in NYC at the Asia Society as a part of Iran Modern series. Mohammad has recently moved to New York and is in the process of establishing a new theater group in the city.