Theater elites to receive lifetime achievement honor at Fajr festival

February 3, 2019

TEHRAN – Actors Hushang Tavakkoli, Reza Babak, and Roya Teimurian, and playwright Mohammad-Amir Yarahmadi will be honored with lifetime achievement awards at the 37th Fajr International Theater Festival.

Tavakkoli has collaborated in numerous acclaimed productions such as “Nightmares and Memories of a Bath Attendant about the Life and Murder of Amir Kabir” by Ali Rafiei.

He has also been active as a researcher, while he has played roles in several movies such as “Under the Smoky Roof” by Puran Derakhshandeh and the acclaimed drama “Dressage” by Puya Badkubeh.

Babak has mostly been involved in children’s theater. He has worked as a director in many theatrical projects, including “Thief and Red Color”, “Ulduz and the Crows”, “Talking Doll”, and “Hamlet, Denmark’s Little Prince”.

His roles in several TV series such as “Qarib’s Life” by Kianush Ayyari, “Ziba Barbershop” by Marzieh Borumand and “Our Home” by Masud Kermati are among his noteworthy credits.

Teimurian has also staged remarkable performances in plays such as “Les Misérables” by Behruz Gharibpur, “Hera” by Nasrollah Qaderi, “Inspector” by Alireza Kushk-Jalali, and “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Ali Rafiei.

Her roles in TV series such as “Rana” by Davud Mirbaqeri, “Tenth Night” by Hassan Fat’hi, and “Edge of Darkness” by Saeid Soltani are also worth mentioning.

Yarahmadi has written and collected over 100 long and short plays for radio.

“Old Blade”, “Charlotte”, “Last Night of the World”, and “Let Us Take a Walk Together” are among the plays written by Yarahmadi. 

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

Photo: This combination photo shows (top row L-R) Roya Teimurian and Hushang Tavakkoli and (bottom row L-R) Mohammad-Amir Yarahmadi and Reza Babak. (Fajr Intl. Theater Festival)

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