Fri 23-03-2018 00:38 AM
SHARJAH, 22nd March, 2018 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, this evening announced an initiative to establish a theatrical festival in every Arab country under the management of the Arab Theatre Authority in order to promote theatrical creativity and performance.
H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan made the initiative while addressing the closing ceremony of the 28th edition of the Sharjah Theatre Days, which was organised by the Department of Culture.
“Such festivals will significantly contribute to evolving the theatrical movement across all Arab countries and we hope to witness that day when all Arab troupes come together under the umbrella of one theatrical festival,” Sheikh Sultan added.
Sheikh Sultan honoured this year’s winners where the play “Al Majnoon” (The Crazy) by the Sharjah National Theatre, got the best theatrical show award.
The Sharjah Theatre Days welcomes as well theatre experts from various Arab and international countries to attend the performances and participate in practical and intellectual seminars, conferences, and open discussions. The festival also hosts an international performance to strengthen communication ties between Arabic and International Theatre.
The awards ceremony was attended by a large number of dignitaries, literati and artists from UAE and different Arab countries.