Biography of Mahmood Karimi-Hakak


Artistic Director of Mahak International Artists Inc., Mahmood Karimi-Hakak is a poet, author, translator and theatre and film maker who has written, produced, directed, and designed over 50 stage and screenplays in the U.S., Europe and Iran. 

His plays and films have received international acclaim and awards at such festivals as Edinburgh, Netherlands, Berlin, Delhi, Montreal, New York, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles and Tehran. 

A recipient of the 2009 Fulbright, and 2005 Raymond Kennedy awards, Karimi-Hakak’s literary credits include six plays, two books of poetry, several translations from and into Persian and numerous articles and interviews both in English and Persian. 

Mahmood Karimi-Hakak:

Iranian Theatre Artist, Poet and Educator In Residence at Brandeis University

February 16, 2011


Seminar on documentary film, The Dream Interrupted and Art as Resistance

Note to members of the Brandeis community wishing to attend:
It would be helpful to view the film, "The Dream Interrupted", available on the Brandeis Library Reserve. Related article by Mahmood is also available in the Peacebuilding and the Arts office at ASAC, Room 327.


Freedom, Love, and Those Who Stood Up for Tolerance

Persian/English Poetry Reading

Film screening of The Glass Wall: Rough cut and Discussion
In this film, Israeli and Palestinian theater artists address the importance of artistic exchange in realizing the dream of understanding, mutual tolerance and possible peace.

Read more about Mahmood's seminar on Global Brandeis blog.

For more information, please contact Naoe Suzuki at or (781)-736-5001.