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Alexandria's 11th Theatre Without Fund Festival accepts submissions

The applications are accepted until 10 May 2021, and the festival will take place in August

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Apr 2021
Theatre Without Fund Festival
Closing of the 10th Theatre Without Fund Festival, 2019

The Egyptian Ministry of Culture has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 11th edition of international Theatre Without Fund Festival (TWFF), which will take place between 20 and 26 August 2021.

The applications are open until 10 May 2021. Follow this link for more details on how to apply.

The annual festival is returning after it had cancelled the 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The TWFF's 10th edition took place between 17 to 22 November 2019 and it was dedicated to late Egyptian actor Talaat Zakaria (1960-2019).

The 10th TWFF showcased 13 performances from nine countries – four from Egypt, two from Oman, and one each from Palestine, Tunisia, Libya, France, Italy, Switzerland and Korea.

The festival was founded in 2008 by theatre director Gamal Yakout. The event is presided over by Yakout, and Ibrahim El-Forn serves as its artistic director.

The TWFF is organised by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with several bodies linked to the ministry: the General Authority of Cultural Palaces headed by Ahmed Awad, the Artistic House of Theater headed by Ismail Mokhtar and affiliated to the Cultural Production Affairs Sector headed by Khaled Galal, and the Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) headed by Mostafa El-Feki.

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