Cairo's Taliaa Theatre announces grand celebrations for its 60th anniversary

Mona Sheded, Tuesday 8 Jun 2021

The celebrations will span over the year 2022, offering a large assortment of plays and other cultural events


Cairo’s Taliaa (Vanguard) theatre will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2022, with year-round events.

“From 1 January until the end of the year, we will have 365 days of celebrations, remembering all the successful plays produced by Taliaa,” said Adel Hassaan, director of the Taliaa theatre.

He added that “we will produce 4 repertoire plays, in addition to some new plays, for veteran directors such as Nasser Abdel-Moneim, Essam El-Sayed, and Ahmed Mokhtar”.

A few days ago, Taliaa opened the door for participation in the Taliaa Theatre Club, and as Hassaan explains, “we will organise some events and the club members will be able to attend them, like a weekly meeting with Taliaa’s pioneers, such as Samir El-Asfory, Ahmed Kamal, Safaa El-Tokhy, and many others every Tuesday.”

The Taliaa Theatre Club project aims to spread theatrical culture, discover and develop theatrical talents, and attract interested audiences to practice theatrical activities within the troupe, including periodic meetings with theatre pioneers and stars, and training programs implemented by Taliaa Studio.

The theatre continues to receive applications for participation throughout the year, and it is open for everyone, whether the applicant is a professional, an amateur, or a theatre connoisseur.

Taliaa Theatre was founded by late director Saad Ardash in 1962 under the name ‘Gaib Theatre’ to present experimental and avant-garde plays.

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