Ashurbanipal Ebrahim Babilla (1944–2011) was an Assyrian-Iranian actor, theatre director, playwright and visual artist. Babilla's oeuvre customary both vital acclaim as skillfully as criticism. He wrote numerous plays in Persian and English. As a result of the Islamic Revolution, Babilla was motivated to leave suddenly his original Iran and moved to the United States. In 2005, alongside four further Iranian writers, he normal the Hellman-Hammett Award by Human Rights Watch.