30th Fajr International Theater Festival kicks off today

January 24, 2012


TEHRAN -- Tehran and five other provinces will be hosting the 30th Fajr International Theater Festival opening today.
Tehran’s City Theater Complex, Iranian Artists Forum (IAF), Vahdat Hall, and Sangelaj Hall as well as different halls in the provinces of Alborz, Golestan, Kermanshah, Lorestan and North Khorasan will be hosting the performances, the Public Relations Office of the festival reported on Tuesday.
(IAF) will begin the first day with several radio plays including “Beach”, an entry from Fars Province written by Asieh Emam-Rezaii and directed by Arash Jamaleddini.
The forum will also be hosting the opening ceremony of a photo exhibit on the play “Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” -- a biography of the godmother of the performing arts re-imagined by visionary director Robert Wilson. The photos are taken and arranged by Omid Hashemi.
Tehran City Theater Complex will be hosting the play-reading section with the play “Goodbye My Childhood Memoirs” written by Amir Lashkari and directed by Amirhossein Shafiei.
The workshops will open at Vahdat Hall with “Mask and Persona” arranged by British television writer Brian Dooley and “Body in Shadows” by Greek stage director Georgios Nanouris.
Theater troupes from Germany, France, Sweden, Japan and Italy are expected to present their performances in the international section of the festival that runs until February 11.