Darvag Theater Group

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The Iranian student movements of the 1960s and 1970 in Berkeley, and the greater Bay Area, gave birth to a number of theater groups. The majority of these theater groups were interested in the Brechtian definition of theater as a tool for political provocation.In 1985, a small group of theater lovers got together and formed a Farsi-speaking theater group and called it "DARVAG" after a tiny tree frog known for announcing the good news of rain. The Darvag Theater company was born from a tradition where experimentation was an absolute requirement.While other groups withered, Darvag grew as a center (more)