6th Sharm El-Sheikh Int'l Theatre Festival for Youth announces start of submissions for playwright competition

Ahram Online , Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

The applications should be sent to the festival's email by 30 September 2021 the latest


The sixth edition of the Sharm El-Sheikh International Theatre Festival for Youth (SITFY), scheduled to take place between 6 and 11 November, announced that submissions to its competition for the best play play by an Egyptian or Arab playwright.are open starting 31 August until 30 September.

This year, the prize will carry the name of late playwright Lenin El Ramly, who passed away in February 2020.

The submissions should be theatrical texts, written either as a monodrama or a play with multiple characters. The writers whose age does not exceed 40 in November 2021 are welcome to submit their works.

The texts should have not been published by any online or printed publication. The festival accepts authors who hold Egyptian or any other Arab nationality, regardless of their place of residence.

The applicants are requested to attach a high resolution personal photo and a passport copy to the text submitted.

In addition, the festival required that the applicant attached a signed statement testifying to the sole ownership of the submitted text. Any deviations from this point will place the applicant under legal consequences.

The applications should be sent to the festival's email: [email protected] by 30 September 2021 the latest.

For more details regarding the award, applicants can check the festival's website or Facebook page.

Earlier this month, the Sharm El-Sheikh International Theatre Festival for Youth (SITFY) also announced that it started receiving submissions for the annual competition for young theatre directors. Details regarding this competition can be found here.

Held annually, the SITFY is the first of its kind to be organized in Sinai. It was launched with the aim of providing opportunities to young theatre practitioners while decentralizing the artistic scene and reviving tourism in South Sinai.

The SITFY's founder and president is Mazen El-Gharabawy, and the artistic director is Ingy El-Bastawi.

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