0733 GMT January 22, 2022
Plays will be staged in the streets of different Iranian cities to compensate for the cancelation of the 15th edition of Marivan International Street Theater Festival, held annually in northwestern Iran in late August, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The move is aimed at maintaining citizens’ contact with theater and plays, particularly those that are not performed on customary stages in theaters, IRNA reported.
Titled, ‘Iran Street Theater,’ the program will be organized and held by the Performing Arts General Office of the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in cooperation with Kurdestan Province’s (northwest Iran) General Office of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Iranian Performing Arts Community and Kurdestan Province’s Performing Arts Community.
The holding of the program is also aimed at supporting works by Iranian theater artists. It consists of three sections: 1. Performance; 2. Design and idea; and 3. Workshops.