Introducing: Iranian Contemporary Theater
Today, Iranians show a lot of appreciation for theatre. Once rather quiet, theatre halls are now running out of tickets as enthusiastic crowds flock to see productions with various themes and genres that cater to various tastes. Theatrical performances have been part of Iran’s social and religious events for hundreds and thousands of years. However, traditional performances are very different from today’s theatre.
“Unheard Voices”, an exclusive and fascinating documentary by Press TV, is an attempt to portray contemporary Iranian theatre by having a very brief and quick flash back to the history of theatre in Iran. It then deals with different forms of theatre performance in the Iranian context through interviewing domain experts and presenting excerpts of theatres recently performed in various Iranian theatre halls.