Mohammad Aghebati is an Iranian theater director who is based in NY since 2013. He has received various awards for his plays including the Young Artist Medal of Honor from Iran’s President Mohammad Khatami. For over a decade, he worked with Leev Theater Group, which is known as one of Iran’s most successful and critically acclaimed theater groups. Several of his works have toured various international festivals such as Freiburg Theater Festival (Globen) in Germany. He was selected and commissioned by Japan Foundation to direct a new interpretation of Oedipus Rex. His latest work—Hamlet, Prince of Grief—was presented as a part of the Under the Radar Festival at NYC’s Public Theater and received a great review from NY Times. Since, it has been presented at BYU, USC, and Ringling Festival. Aghebati is a graduate Theater Directing at Tehran Art University and was a Special Research Fellow at Yale School of Drama during 2013.