Amir Gudarzi


The Austrian author Amir Gudarzi, born in Tehran in 1986, graduated from the only theater school in Iran at the time and completed a degree in scenic writing. In Vienna, where Gudarzi has been living in exile since 2009, he studied theater, film and media studies. His play "Between us and them lies ..." won the exile playwriting prize in 2017. In 2018, his text "Arash // Heimkehrer" was shown at Theater Drachengasse in Vienna and his performance "The Knowledge Tree" in Jerusalem. "Die Burg der Assassinen" was invited to the Stückemarkt of the Berlin Theatertreffen in 2019 and in 2020 "Geleemann" was shown at WERK X in Vienna and "Who cut the cake" at the Royal Court Theatre in London as part of the Living Newspaper project. Amir Gudarzi was awarded the Promotion Prize of the City of Vienna and the Recognition Prize for Literature of the Province of Lower Austria. In 2022, a new project entitled "In the beginning was the weapon" will also be shown in Vienna before his debut novel is published by dtv in 2023. His play WONDERWOMB was nominated for the Retzhofer Dramapreis in 2021 and also received a "special mention" from the jury
of the Autor*innentheatertage and is the winner of the 2022 Kleist Prize for Young Playwrights.