Ali Rafiei was born on January 13, 1958 in Isfahan. He is a director, actor, designer of the stage and theatre, cinema costume. He holds a BSc and an MSc in Sociology, a BA, an MA and a doctorate in Theatre Studies from Sorbonne in Paris, an MA in directing from the International University of Theatre in France and an Acting Diploma from the Charles Dolen School in France.
After returning to Iran from France in 1974, his plays of “Antigone”, “Crying and Begging at the Great Wall of the City”, “Memoirs and Nightmares of the Life and Murder of Mirzataghi Khan Farahani” and “Crime and Rewards” took the stage from 1975 to 1976.
Rafiei left for France again after the revolution in 1980 and returned to Iran in 1990. He resumed his theatre performance in Iran in 1992 with the “Yadegar-e Shen-e-Shen” play.
Rafiei has a teaching background at the University of Tehran, the dean of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and the dean of the City Theatre on his resume.
“A Memorable Day for the Great Scientist Wu”, “Blood Wedding”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Prince of Ehtejab”, “Thieves”, “It Does Not Snow in Egypt”, “Fox Hunting”, “Yerma”, “Memories and Nightmares from the Life and Murder of Mirzataghi Khan Farahani” and “The House of Bernarda Alba” are other pieces he staged after the revolution.
Ali Rafiei’s other roles include writing and directing the movies “The Fish Fall in Love” and “Agha Yousef” and directing the TV show “Stingy”.