19 performances are participating in the 30th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theater.

Cairo, August 22nd, 2023

The CIFET supreme committee, headed by Dr. Sameh Mahran, announced the participation of 19 performances from 19 Arab and foreign countries in the festival’s 30th edition run September 1st to 8th.

The committee tasked with watching the Egyptian Performances selected two performances out of ninety submitted applications to compete in the festival’s official competition: “The Man Who Was Eaten by Papers” by Mohamed El-Hadary as a director and dramaturge on the story of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” “For Heaven’s sake, Icarus” written by Benedikt Neustein, Claus Overkamp, and Christian Schaidlowsky, prepared and translated into Arabic by Mohamed Elhagrasy, and directed by Ahmed Ezzat Elalfy.
The festival’s supreme committee chose “Frida”, produced by Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company, choreographed and directed by Sally Ahmed to participate in the out of competition section.
The Committee tasked with Watching Arab Performances selected eight performances out of 87 applications to participate in the festival: Al Roba and BLACKOUT (Tunisia), Master and Slave (Bahrain),The Honest Liar, Sadiq Al-Namak, (Saudi Arabia), Ventolin of Return (Palestine), Premature List (UAE), File 12 (Iraq), and Nostalgia (Algeria).
The Committee tasked with watching foreign performances selected 8 performances out of 88 applications to participate in the festival, namely: Othello (Georgia), Neci Padiri (Congo, Zambia, Belgium), APNEA (Italy), The Iliad (Greece), Bukowski (Armenia). ), Antigone (Lithuania), Tabu (Syria, Germany), and Teenage god (France).
Dr. Rania Fathallah, Dr. Muhammad Zaima, Ahmed Khamis, Ahmed Abdel-Razek Abu El-Ela, Rana Abdel-Qawy, Abeer Ali, Mohamed El-Rouby, Dr. Yasser Allam, Dr. Amr Dawara, and Zizi Al-Masry, as committee rapporteur, serve on the committee tasked with watching the Egyptian performances.
The Committee tasked with watching the Arab and Foreign performances is made up of members of the Festival’s supreme Committee: Dr. Sameh Mahran, President Dr. Mohamed Abdel Rahman El Shafei, General Coordinator Dr. Dina Amin, and Dr. Ayman Al Shewi, Directors, along with Dr. Ahmed Megahed, Dr. Asmaa Yahya Al-Taher, Dr. Mohamed Samir Al-Khatib, and Ahmed Elbohy, Theatre Director.
The performances of 30th CIFET runs September 1st to 8th will be staged in 11 theaters: Cairo Opera House, National Theatre, Gomhoreya Theatre, El Taliaa theater, Performing arts theater in Cairo (Al-Salam), Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Puppet theater, Al-Ghad theater, Balloon Theatre, Performing arts theater in Giza (Al-Samer), and Falaki Theatre.

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