On April 5, 2019, Aztag newspaper’s Piunig Hall in Beirut hosted its 149th media seminar. The topic was “Theater in Armenia Today.” The speakers were Arman Navasardyan, director of the Hamazkayin “Sos Sargsyan” State Theater in Armenia, and Narine Grigorian, artistic director of the theater.
Mardig Demirjian welcomed those in attendance and said the speakers would speak about theater in Armenia in general and at the Hamazkayin theater in particular.
Mr. Navasardyan described the way theater is administered in Armenia. He said theaters in Armenia are in crisis. Theaters fall into the legal category of “State Noncommercial Organization.” But they cannot be administered like other SNOs because theaters need to be administered in a specific way. “We, theater people, want the administrative form of theaters to be changed and a law on the theater to be adopted.”