The new Experimental Theater Club competition attracts large audiences in all Egyptian governorates – Stage & Street – Arts & Culture

The Experimental Theater Club competition is a new initiative launched within the framework of the 28th edition of the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theater (CIFET).

Led by the president of the Gamal Yakout festival, the initiative aims to shed light on experimental theatrical practices outside Cairo.

The competition includes nine performances with troupes performing in Minya, Beni Suef, Damietta, Kafr El Shukr, Wadi El Natrou, Port Said as well as Cairo’s Sayed Darwish Theater and the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts.

The competition jury is made up of renowned Egyptian theater personalities: director Ahmed Taha, actor and director Shady El Daly and theater critic Fady Nashaat.

The plays are performed from December 14 to 18.

The 28th edition of CIFET takes place from December 14 to 19.

The 28th edition is chaired by Yakout, with artistic directors Mohamed Abdel-Rahman El-Shafei and Saeed Kabeel. It is named after Fawzy Fahmy, a renowned Egyptian theater academician, who for many years was president of the Academy of Theatrical Arts in Cairo and also headed the many editions of the festival in the 1990s. Fahmy, who was the honorary president of the event during its 27th edition (2020), died in October.

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