PhD student at The University of Missouri-Columbia (MIZZOU)
M.A. Theatre MIZZOU
M.A. English Literature Shiraz International University, Iran
B. A. English Literature, Theatre Shiraz, Iran
Born in Shiraz, Iran and educated at the Shiraz International University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, Al (Mohammadali) Dabiri is a scholar of the Early 20th century American Drama and Off-Off-Broadway movement. As an artist, he is focused on playwrighting and directing and as an educator he teaches acting and theatre history. David Crespy directed one his plays, The Wall or Stories of a Cursed Tree at the MIZZOU New Play Series in 2019, a surrealistic play about a Syrian refugee in the year 2030 America who is lost between the reality and the dream worlds.
Al Dabiri is a member of Thornton Wilder Society and presents his findings on Wilder’s plays at Thornton Wilder International Conferences. Furthermore, he is a member of Edward Albee Society and contributes to Albee’s legacy by doing researches on his less acclaimed works. Dabiri conducts researches on Yiddish Theatre and theatre written by Jewish playwrights, mostly American-Jewish, and has designed a diversity-inclusive course on Jewish Theatre.