Ezzat Goushegir, was born in Iran. She received her Bachelor degree
in Playwriting and Dramatic Literature from College of Dramatic Arts in
Tehran, Iran. She immigrated to the United States in 1986 where she
received her M.F.A from University of Iowa Theater Department.
She is a playwright, author, film critic and a poet. she has published
Four books (in Farsi), including collections of short stories: The
Woman, the ROOM, and Love, … And suddenly the panther
cried: WOMAN; Migration in the Sun, a book of poetry and
Metamorphosis and Maryam's Pregnancy, Two plays, a book of
plays. Her plays have been produced by a variety of theater
companies including Maryam’s Pregnancy, which won a Richard
Maibaum award and Behind the Curtains, recipient at a Norman
Felton award. Among her many activities, she is a regular contributor
to literary journals, and her writing has appeared in publications in
Iran, France, Germany, and Canada.
In 1990 she was a Fellow Writer in the University of Iowa International
Writing Program and in 1992 contributed in the Second Conference of
International Women’s Playwrights in Canada. She is currently
teaching playwriting at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Iranian Woman Writer and playwright