“Momma Yerma” wins awards at Belarus Teatralny Kufar festival

September 30, 2018

TEHRAN – “Momma Yerma” from Iran has won two awards at the 15th Teatralny Kufar International Student and Youth Theater Festival in Minsk, Belarus on Friday.

The play was performed by the Creative Theater Company led by director Farzin Nobarani, and received the award for Best Professional Play while its star, Shabnam Eskandari, was named best actress, a public relations office announced on Sunday.

“Momma Yerma” has been written based on Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca’s “Yerma” that deals with the themes of isolation, passion and frustration but also the underlying themes of nature, marriage, jealousy and friendship.

The group performed the play at Tehran’s Entezami Theater in February 2017.

The Belarussian Telegraph Agency – BelTA also announced that “The Others” by the Karman Theater from Russia won the Grand Prix of the Teatralny Kufar festival.

The Grand Prix of the children’s program was presented to the Artist Creative Center from Russia for “Chernobyl Prayer”. 

Groups from Belarus, Great Britain, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Uzbekistan and several other countries attended the festival, which is organized annually by the Belarussian State University.

Iranian troupes are the frequent visitors to the Teatralny Kufar festival. 

The Papion Theater Group from Tehran won the Grand Prix for “The Chairs” during the festival in 2014. 

Photo: Director Farzin Nobarani (L) and actor Shabnam Eskandari pose after being honored at the 15th Teatralny Kufar International Student and Youth Theater Festival in Minsk, Belarus on September 28, 2018. (IRNA)  

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