Cairo International Experimental Theater Festival Announces Participating Shows for Its 29th Edition

Dossier: Cairo International Experimental Theater Festival.

The Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theater (CIFET) oversight committees – headed by Dr. Gamal Yakout – screened the submitted performances. The performances that will participate in the official competition in the next edition, scheduled for September 1-8, have been chosen.

Recently, CIFET announced that it accepts theatrical performances from various countries and continents of the world to participate in the 29th edition.

The deadline for receipt of applications was April 14, 2022.

In addition, (55) foreign shows, (90) Arab shows and (58) Egyptian shows applied to participate in CIFET this year, with a total of 203 theater shows.

The Supervisory Committee selected the following performances:

The Foreign Issues Supervisory Committee includes

director Essam El-Sayed, director and scenographer Omar Al-Moataz Billah, critic Khaled Raslan and critic Bassem Adel.

In addition, the Committee chose the following programs: (WRONGLAND “Greece”, The Last 15 Seconds “Canada”, White Light “Switzerland”, The Women Soccer Players “Mexico”, Robot “Spain/Poland”, Dust Circus “Brazil , and Symbiosis “Poland”).

In addition, the committee put certain shows on a waiting list in the event of an excuse or failure to participate.

The festival board chose two foreign shows: (Hydráos – “Austria”) directed by Editta Braun and (ILLUSION – “Italy”) directed by Fabio Omudi.

As for the Arab broadcasts monitoring committee, it includes director Nasser Abd El-Moniem, director Hany Al-Matnawi, writer and critic Rasha Abd El-Moniem, and set designer Dr. Mahmoud Sabry.

The committee selected the following shows: “Menfisto” (Syria), “Al-Tabour Al-Sadis” (Kuwait), “Al-Kumidia Al-Ilahyia” (Tunisia), “Ieadit Dabt Al-Masnaa” (Iraq), “Sha Ta Ra” (Morocco) and “Al-Mandil” (Syria).

In addition, the committee placed certain shows on a waiting list in the event of an apology or failure to participate.

The festival board selected “Akher Mara” (Tunisia), directed by Wafaa Taboubi.

As for the Egyptian performances monitoring committee, it includes Dr. Hatem Hafez, professor of drama and criticism, director Hany Afifi, director and choreographer Munadil Antar and critic Muhammad Musaad.

Finally, the committee chose the following performances to participate in the official competition: “Halawis” directed by Muhammad Abdullah and produced by Hanager Arts Center, and the theatrical dance performance “Qital”, choreography and direction by Shaimaa Shoukry and production by Dyer Group for artistic production.

In addition, the committee put certain shows on a waiting list in the event of an apology or failure to participate.

Darcy J. Skinner