According to the director of the festival Hamid Nili, the street theater performances will be held in open spaces with the audiences observing health protocols. In addition, ten children’s plays have also been selected to be staged during the festival in a special program.
He also noted that the exact time and date of the performances will be announced in later reports.
This year, the organizers have established an award named after Martyr Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani to promote the teachings of the popular figure of Iran’s resistance culture and the leader of the resistance front.
General Soleimani was martyred during a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad on January 3. Thereafter, several other cultural events in Iran have also established awards in memory of the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
The Association of the Revolution and Sacred Defense Theater organizes the festival every year in collaboration with several other institutions.