The Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre has extended an open invitation to academics from around the world to conduct research on the topic of ‘Experimentation Between Production and Reception’ ahead of its 28th edition.
Gamal Yakout, the festival’s president, revealed in the press release that “this invitation is part of the festival’s effort to enrich and develop the field of scientific research. The festival’s management aims to push the theatrical movement and raise the ideas and issues that establish theatrical consciousness. The decision also allows to complement the festival’s goals, which prioritise experimentation, innovation, and cultural and intellectual development.”
There are three aspects of the research, with the first one focusing on the influence of the theatre production entity on capacities and working tools in theatrical experimentation.
The second aspect focuses on the role of research and scientific institutions in influencing production and reception.
The third is concerned with experimentation and the philosophy of theatrical production institutions.
Saeid Kabeel, the artistic director of the festival, indicated that academics willing to participate must choose the title of the research on the basis of scientific criteria by addressing one of the issues raised by the research’s focal points. Researchers should also send a brief not exceeding 500 words to the festival’s organisers by 25 September 2021 at the latest.
The final academic paper — which must range from a minimum of 3000 words to a maximum of 6000 words — must be submitted no later than 25 November 2021.
The research will be presented to a committee of theater teachers and the festival’s administration will endeavour to publish accepted papers.
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The 28th round of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre will take place between 14 and 19 December 2021. The festival is presided over by Gamal Yakout, and the artistic managers are Mohamed Abdelrahman El-Shafei and Saeed Kabeel.
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