TEHRAN, Feb. 16 (Mehr News Agency) -- The winners of the 26th Fajr International Theater Festival were announced during a ceremony at Vahdat Hall on February 15.
In a short speech at the ceremony, Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Hossein Saffar Harandi pointed to the motto of the festival, 'Theater for All', and said that in the past, theater belonged to intellectual and academic people but nowadays the common people can enjoy the performances, too.
Stage actors and directors Golab Adineh, Hossein Mosafer Astaneh, Mahmud Azizi, and Akbar Zanjanpur were honored during the ceremony.
Following is a list of winners of the international section of the festival:
Best play: "Mother Courage" (Germany), directed by Claus Peymann
Playwright: Ayub Aqakhani ("Emperor and Angelo", Iran)
Actress: Deborah Lamy ("Macondo", France, directed by Sarkis Tcheumlekdjian); and Soheila Golestani ("Yerma", Iran, directed by Reza Guran)
Actor: Ali Sarabi ("Machismo", Iran, directed by Mohammad Yaqubi); and Sascha Gersak ("Rashomon", Switzerland, directed by Bernhard Mikeska)
Stage designer: Yuri Kharikov ("Russian Jam", Russia, directed by Iosif Raykhelgaouz)
Music: Mehdi Farajpur and Shima Zare-Fard ("Sudalaiyadi", Iran, directed by Mehdi Farajpur)
Following is a list of winners of the student experiences section:
Best play: "Reyra" directed by Sajad Afsharian
Director: Erfan Nazer ("The Cenci")
Playwright: Sajad Afsharian ("Reyra")
Actress: Rasa Kojuri ("Atsumori")
Actor: Mohsen Nuri ("The Cenci")
Stage designer: Ahmad Kechachian ("Tehran 1386")
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