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07/04/08

Women's Theater Festival pays tribute to stage veterans

Photos by Arash Khamooshi, ISNA

TEHRAN, July 4 (Mehr News Agency) -- Winners of the Seventh Women's Theater Festival were announced in Tehran on Wednesday in a ceremony held at Tehran's City Theater Complex.



Tehran Municipality Art and Cultural Department Deputy Director Majid Sarsangi, director of the Tehran Municipality's Dramatic Arts Department, Ali Akbar Qazi-Nezam, secretary of the festival Maryam Motaref, and the municipality's women's theater organizer Azam Borujerdi were among the guests who attended the gala event.



Veteran Iranian actress of stage and screen Mahin Shahabi and actor Ezzatollah Entezami. Shahabi received a lifetime achievement award during the closing ceremony.

The ceremony began with the tribute paid to veteran stage actresses Mahin Shahabi and Sorayya Qasemi, and puppet theatrical instructor Homa Jeddikar.



Afterwards, the following winners of the street theater performances were announced:

Farhad Daneshvar won the first actor award, Arash Gholami the second place award, and Faramarz Qelichkhani and Saeid Rahimi shared the third place award.

Parisa Nazari-Nasab and Narges Khak-Kar shared the best actress award.



The best screenwriter award went to Hamed Mahdavi and Faramarz Qelichkhani.

The first director award in this section went to Negin Sarkani "Seen", the second place to Arash Gholami "Game of Life", and the third place to Mehdi Habibi "Patience".



 

At the stage performance section, the following winners were announced:

The stage actor first place award went to Human Barqnavard "Garden Party in Snow". Hamed Manafi "Similar to No One" and Qasem Lotfi "Moon in Darkness" shared the second place award. Hadi Vakili "Image on Edge of Dagger" and Saeid Jamshidi "Salvation at 25 o'clock" shared the third place award.

Maleni Hosseinpur "Home" won the stage actress first place award. Mandana Abqari "Isolation and Silence in a Barren Land" and Sara Nejatian "Image of the Face" shared the second place award, and the third place award went to Sara Pursabri "Women of the Constitutional Movement" and Bahar Karimzadeh "Similar to No One".



In the best director section, the first place award went to Sara Nik-Tabiat "1001st Night", second place to Bahar Karimzadeh "Similar to No One", and third place to Hadi Sheibani "Image on Edge of Dagger".

Milad Akbarnejad "Image on Edge of Dagger" won the best screenwriter award, Ali Bangin "Moon in Darkness" won second place, and Ali Kuchaki "Similar to No One" won third.


The ceremony ended with a live music concert and a pantomime performance by Yaser Khaseb.

The Seventh Women's Theater Festival was held in several of Tehran's theater halls from June 25 to July 2.
 

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