Mehdi Moradpour, born in Tehran, is an author, translator and interpreter (Farsi/Dari and Spanish) and has lived in Germany since 2001. He studied physics and industrial engineering in Iran and from 2004 Hispanic studies, sociology, American studies and Arabic studies in Leipzig and Havana. From 2014 to 2016 he attended the "Forum Text" course at uniT Graz.
For "mumien. ein heimspiel" he received the jury prize of the 3rd Authors' Competition of the theatres of St. Gallen and Konstanz in 2015; for "türme des schweigens" the exile playwright prize 2016 of the WIENER WORTSTAETTEN. In the same year, his music theatre piece "chemo brother" was premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He received the Christian Dietrich Grabbe Prize for "reines land" in 2017 and the EURODRAM Network Prize for "ein körper für jetzt und heute" in 2018.