Sharm El-Sheikh Int'l Theatre Festival for Youth announces plays shortlisted for 7th edition

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Oct 2022

The management of the Sharm El-Sheikh International Theatre Festival for Youth (SITFY) has revealed the list of plays shortlisted for the festival’s upcoming 7th edition in November.



The festival received 350 shows from 50 countries applying to SITFY’s three competitions: Street Theater and Non-traditional Spaces Competition, Monodrama Competition, and the Ensemble Production Competition. 

Twenty theatrical performances from seven countries were shortlisted for the Street Theater and Non-traditional Spaces Competition. They include “Krysolov” (Italy), “Fi’raan Al-Sultan” (Sudan), “Al-Ishara” (Iraq), “Ra’s Al-Esh” (Egypt), and “Hannibal Fi Halbat Carthage” (Tunisia).

Concerning the Monodrama Competition, 21 performances are shortlisted from 13 countries. Among these performances are: “!” (Italy), “Antigone” (Mexico), “Hava” (Russia), “Corona Fi Qafas Al-Itiham” (Morocco), and “Al-Sa’a Al-Akhira/the Last Hour” (Egypt).

As for the Ensemble Production Competition, the festival’s core contest, 72 plays were shortlisted, representing 20 countries. Among those plays are: “Vay-Vay” (Armenia), “Soft Rains” (Italy), “Qitar Al-Baqura” (Jordan), “Matlub Lilzibalah” (the UAE), “Al-Rouh Al-Abadeya/the Eternal Spirit” (Jordan), “Lebat Al-Ayam” (Egypt), and “Salib Wahid” (Egypt).

The festival is yet to announce the final selection of the plays.

The seventh edition of SITFY is scheduled to take place between 25 and 30 November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Held annually, the SITFY is the first of its kind to be organised in Sinai. It was launched with the aim of providing opportunities to young theatre practitioners while decentralising 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.

Veteran actress Samiha Ayoub is SITFY’s honorary president and actor Mohamed Sobhy is the president of SITFY’s higher committee.

The festival is held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture, Nevine Al-Kilani, and South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda.

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