Artists in puzzle theater performance

The 1960s was a time of great artistic and literary output in homeland, fueled by a new generation of Iranian writers, artists, and intellectuals. A modern form of persian playwriting grew out of this movement, led by the luminaries Bahram Beyzai, Akbar Radi, Ali Nassirian, and Bijan Mofid. These playwrights found inspiration in the works of Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Eugène Ionesco, and their contemporaries, although their work also builds on Persian styles such as puppetry, ru howzi, and naghali.