Photo: scene from Thoth, a performance staged at the closing ceremony of the 27th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre, 11 September 2020.
During the official closing ceremony of the 27th edition of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre, the winners of a variety of prizes in three categories have been revealed.
The ceremony took place on the stage of Cairo's National Theatre in the presence of Culture Minister Ines Abdel-Dayem and the festival's president Alaa Abd El-Aziz Sulaiman.
The jury for the Egyptian performances, which was headed by former director of Hanager Theatre Hoda Wasfi, included actor Sayed Ragab, scenographer and interior designer Mohamed Al-Gharabawi, theatre director Hany El-Metennawy and conductor and composer Hisham Gabr.
The awards and recognitions were distributed as follows:
Egyptian performances competition
First Prize: The Rose and Crown directed by Ibrahim Ashraf
Second Prize: Moftah El Shohra (The Key to Fame) directed by Doaa Hamza
Certificate of recognition for scenography:
Blindness, directed by Said Mansi
Certificate of recognition for design and choreography:
Raya and Sakina by Karima Bedeir
Recorded Theatre Competition
First Prize: The Other Side of The Garden by Koon Theatre Group
Director: Osama Halal
Second Prize: Loucha Land by the National Theatre of China
Director: Zhao Miao
Lockdown Theatre Competition
First Prize: Liv Die X Vukallective by the Vukallective Theatre Collective
Director: Mark Antony Dobson
Country: South Africa
Second Prize: ROTAS 2020
Written and directed by the troupe: Collectif ROTAS 2020
Country: Brazil, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, Egypt, India
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