Countries of origin incur foreign troupes’ expenses to visit Tehran theater festival

March 3, 2019 - 18:44

TEHRAN – The 22nd Iran International University Theater Festival has announced that universities in the countries of origin must cover the travel expenses of foreign troupes planning to participate in the event as the organizers could not pay for their travel due to the adverse economic problems facing the country.

“Due to current financial problems in the country, we can’t pay for the costs and awards in the international section,” the director of the festival, Amin Mokhtari, said in a press conference on Sunday.  

A number of Iranian and foreign troupes are scheduled to go on stage during the festival. 

As part of the festival’s program, workshops by international theater scholars Dominique DuPont and Pinar Alev are currently underway in the Iranian cities of Kashan and Kerman.

Iranian scholars Farhad Mohandespur and Abbas Jamali will also hold workshops on the sidelines of the festival. 

The 22nd Iran International University Theater Festival will take place in Tehran from April 25 to May 4.

Photo: A poster for the 22nd Iran International University Theater Festival.