An Iranian troupe won the grand prix of the international section at the 32nd Fajr International Theater Festival for their performance of Shakespeare’s magnum opus “Hamlet”. The play also brought Arash Dadgar the best director and best stage designer awards in this section.
“Ibsen’s Women-Put an Eagle in a Cage” directed by Juni Dahr from Norway received the jury special award and Iranian playwright Hossein Kianizadeh won best dramatist award for his collaboration in “Salt Marsh”.
The best actress award went to Spanish actress Nicole Heesters for her role in “House of Bernard Alba” directed by Calixto Bieito from the National Theater of Mannheim in Germany.
The best director award of the national section of the festival was presented to Shahram Karami for “The End of Tooba’s Long Trip” and Saeid Hassanlu won the best stage designer award for his collaboration in the play.
Iranian actor/director Anushiravan Arjmand, actor Ferdows Kaviani, playwright/actor Nosratollah Masudi and actress Nahid Moslemi were also honored with lifetime achievement awards at the ceremony.