Sepehr Sharifzadeh is a creative producer, agent, and curator. He co-founded the first international theatre agency in Iran, aiming to facilitate cross-cultural relations between Iranian theatre and the International performing arts scene. Since then he has worked with several international festivals and organizations spanning BOZAR, The Festival Academy, IETM, and Tehran contemporary music festival. He’s passionate about festivals, anthropology, community building, networking, communication, and languages. After the pandemic, he initiated several independent projects including the PADA (Producers, Agents, Distributors Alliance; A global network to connect performing arts distributors to connect, gather, and collaborate in a sustainable way). Sepehr is a member of the IETM advisory committee since 2022.