“Despite the economic problems facing the country, we tried not to cancel the international competition of the festival,” the director of the festival, Nader Borhani Marand, said at a press conference.

Troupes from Norway, France, Finland, Syria, Belgium, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Romania, Lebanon and Azerbaijan as well as Iranian theater groups will participate at the festival.

Moreover, the director of the international section of the festival, Saeid Asadi, announced that the National Showcase for Iranian Dramatic Arts will be held during the festival.

The showcase is aimed at introducing Iranian theatrical productions to guests coming from other countries including Nigeria, Japan, Belgium, Russia and several others.

The 37th Fajr International Theater Festival will take place in Tehran from February 11 to 23.

Source: Tehran Times