The Tchaikovsky conservatory will organize the festival in collaboration with the Okolo Doma Stanislavskogo Theater to celebrate World Theatre Day and Iran’s National Day of Dramatic Arts, the Iranian curator of the event, Solmaz Hemmatzadeh, said in a press release on Saturday.

The troupes are scheduled to put on performances of tazieh (Iranian passion play), naqqali (a style of storytelling dedicated to Shahnameh epic stories) and siah-bazi (a type of Iranian folk dramatic performing art).

They will also team up with a number Russian thespians to stage several joint performances.

Source: Tehran Times