Cry of History, written and directed by Monirah Hashemi, first performed in “Education Theater Festival” in Herat. The festival was the first theater festival invite boys and girls from high schools to compete each other. 21 high schools, 10 boys and 11 girl’s high schools joint to the festival. “Cry of History” performed at the opening of the festival which welcomed audience from both men and women. The rest of the festival divided into girls’ and boys’ performances and of course the male audience were not allowed to see the girl’s performances. The play won the first prize of the festival and opened its way to the national and international festivals in Kabul and India as the first play produced all by girls and women in Afghanistan.
The play present the stories of holly and respected women whose names are mentioned in Quran, had been expected to be a model for Muslim women in the Islamic culture of Afghanistan, their social participation and engagement and leadership and the current situation that women are facing nowadays. It was a challenge of believe and act, honors and dishonors, interpretations and realities to the patriarchal and conservative communities and society of Afghanistan.