One measure of the place I work at now is the diversity of visitors who pass through the office: So far I've met theater professionals from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and, most strikingly today, Iran. Mohammad Hassan Madjooni, co-founder of Tehran's Leev Theater Group, breezed through a minute ago and said that while the theater remains open for the moment, it doesn't have an audience--they're all out on the streets.
I was heartened to see this as an item on Leev's mission statement:
4. Considering ‘woman’ as a commanding theme in its works.