147 plays from Iran and other countries are being performed during the event, which will be running until January 29.

The festival kicked off on January 18 with the motto of “The Celebration of Dialogue in Iran’s Theatre” and will come to an end by honouring top performances at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

The festival is organized by the General Office of Performing Arts at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the Iranian Dramatic Arts Association and the International Theatre Institute (ITI).

It includes sections like Theatre of Iran, International Theatre, Iran Theatre Contest, International Theatre Competition, Posters, Visual Identity, Photo Competition, etc.

The countries participating in the 36th Fajr Theatre Festival include Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Brazil, Georgia, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland and Greece.

Fajr International Theatre Festival (est. 1983) occurs annually in Iran, featuring local and international theatrical works and performers.

Here are photos of street theatres performed in the Iranian capital during the festival:

War under My and My Mother’s Skin / Playwright & Director: Behnam Kavehmore
War under My and My Mother’s Skin / Playwright & Director: Behnam Kavehmore
Ghidar Road / Playwright & Director: Shahryar Bahari, Ali Rezapourmore
Ghidar Road / Playwright & Director: Shahryar Bahari, Ali Rezapourmore
Ghidar Road / Playwright & Director: Shahryar Bahari, Ali Rezapourmore
Ghidar Road / Playwright & Director: Shahryar Bahari, Ali Rezapourmore
Ghidar Road / Playwright & Director: Shahryar Bahari, Ali Rezapourmore
Ghidar Road / Playwright & Director: Shahryar Bahari, Ali Rezapourmore
Ketu / Playwright & Director: Anderia Noushadmore
Last Frontiers of Job Creation / Playwright & Director: Souran Hosseinimore
Last Frontiers of Job Creation / Playwright & Director: Souran Hosseinimore
Last Frontiers of Job Creation / Playwright & Director: Souran Hosseinimore
Last Frontiers of Job Creation / Playwright & Director: Souran Hosseinimore
Remote Tehran / Rimini Protocol Company - Germanymore
Remote Tehran / Rimini Protocol Company - Germanymore
Remote Tehran / Rimini Protocol Company - Germanymore
Remote Tehran / Rimini Protocol Company - Germanymore
Mirror of Life / Playwright & Director: Farough Hassanpourmore
Shouting Is Painful / Playwright & Director: Obeid Rostamimore