Love in the time of cholera and kitchen wins awards for the 15th edition of the National Theater Festival

The National Egyptian Theater Festival, led by the talented artist Youssef Ismail, concluded its activities with a ceremony hosted by the Egyptian Opera House at the Grand Theatre, in the presence of the Minister of Culture, artist Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, and the director of the festival, the talented artist Ismail Mukhtar. The committee appealed to the Minister of Culture to present the winning plays in the governorates and regions of Egypt.

The jury at the festival this year consisted of the skilled artist Mahmoud El-Hadini as the head of the committee, the skilled artist Kamal Aburia, the great critic Abdel Razek Hussein, the great director Hassan Al-Wazir, Dr. Muhammad Saad, the artist Rajavi Hamed, the musician Mohamed Saad Pasha, and the director Hani Abdel-Mutamid, the secretary of the committee.

34 theatrical performances competed for prizes, and the prizes were as follows:

The award for the best theatrical performance (first place), which is an award in kind that is the festival shield and a certificate of appreciation nominated for: “Khali Balak” show, produced by the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, ” Love in the Time of Cholera” produced by Al-Talia Theatre, and “Hamlet Upside Down” produced by The Modern Theatre, and the show (Love in the Time of Cholera), directed by Said Mansi, won the award for the best theater performance. (second place), which is an award in kind consisting of the festival shield and a certificate of appreciation nominated for by: (Bint Al Qamar), produced by the Faculty of Arts, Helwan University, and ( Visit me once a year) produced by the Creativity Center in Alexandria, and (The Kitchen) produced by the independent group One + One, which won the program (The Kitchen).

And the award for the best theater writer, which is a financial award with the festival shield and a certificate of appreciation, nominated for it by Mohamed Adel for the show (The Kitchen), Anas Al-Nili and Ahmed Tharwat Selim for the show (Noor) produced by the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, and Mohamed Adel won for the show (Kitchen), The award for the best emerging writer, which is a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation, is for nominated by Fadi Ahmed for the performance (After Deep Thinking) by Khayal Awal Band, and Muhammad Al-Suri for the performance (Bint Al-Qamar) for the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy in Helwan, and the director Muhammad Al-Suri won it for the show (Bint) Al-Qamar), and the award for best theater direction, which is a financial prize with a shield and a certificate of appreciation for which the director Mazen Gharbawy, the director Mahmoud Abdel Razek and the right isseur Said Mansi, and the director Said Mansi won it for his performance (Love in the Time of Cholera).

There is also the award for the best emerging director, which is a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation, for which: Muhammad Al-Suri, Muhammad Adel, Hani Afifi were nominated, and the director Muhammad Adel won it has. for the show (Kitchen) produced by the independent group One + One, and the best prize (role The first men), which is a financial prize with a shield and a certificate of appreciation, is by Muhammad Nasser for the show (Khali) nominated Balak), Muhammad Safwat for the show (Rituals of Signs and Metamorphoses), Diaa El-Din Zakaria for the show (Sinbad), and the artist Dia El-Din Zakaria for the show (Sinbad) presented by the Artistic House of Folklore was produced, and the best prize (Second role for men), a financial prize with the festival shield and a certificate of appreciation, nominated by Khaled Mahmoud for “Hamlet upside down” and Ayman Al-Shewi for the same performance, and Mahmoud Al-Bitar for “Love in the Time of Cholera” The artist Ayman Al-Shewi for the performance (Hamlet in the Hearts), and the award for the best emerging actor, who received a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation, was nominated for her by Mina Nabil for the show (Noor), Mahmoud Al-Banna for the show (Shakespeare in the Seventh Day), and Ahmed Abdel Hafeez for the show (Al-Afaa’i). It was won by Ahmed Abdel Hafeez for the show (Al-Afa’i), produced by the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, and the award for the best role (the first women), which is a financial award with the a Shield and a certificate of appreciation were nominated by Reem Hegab for the show (Bugs), Yasmine Kabil for the show (Rituals of Signs and Transformations) and Nassma Adel for the show (Love in the Time of Cholera) and Yasmine Kabil for the performance (Rituals of Signs and Transformations), produced by the General Authority for Palaces of Culture, and the best prize The role (second women), which is a financial prize with the festival shield and a certificate of appreciation, was nominated for: Laylat Magdy for the (Kitchen) show, Nour Mohsen for (The Snakes), Donia Sami for the program (Khali Balak), and Donia Sami for the program (Khali Balak), won by Donia Sami for the program (Khali Balak). Balk ) produced by the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, and the Award for Best Upcoming Actress, which is a financial award with a shield and a certificate of appreciation By Lubni Al-Mansi on exhibiting the kitchen.

The Best Interior Design Award, which is a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation, was nominated for it by Shaker Khalil, Rana Sharif and Ahmed Jamal, and Ahmed Gamal won it for the show (Noor) presented by the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, and the Best Costume Design Award, which is a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation, nominated by Marwa Odeh. And Anis Ismail and Rami Shehab, and Marwa Odeh won the “Hamlet upside down” performance, and the award for the best lighting design, which is a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation. For the show (Kitchen), which was won by Abu Bakr Al-Sharif for the show (Kitchen), and the award for best theater. music, which is a financial prize with a shield and a certificate of appreciation Cholera time.

As for the award for the best performance design, which is a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation, Diaa Shafiq, Karima Bdeir and Munadil Antar were nominated for it, and Karima Bdeir won it for the show (Antarah Biography) which was produced by the Knights of the East, and the best playwright award, which is a financial prize with the shield And a certificate of appreciation for which Mina Bibawi, Shadi Al-Dali and Ahmed Al-Abasiri were nominated, which was Mina won Bibawi for the show (Love in the Time of Cholera), and the award for best theater publicity was nominated for Abdel Rahman, Abdullah Khaled and Ahmed Siam, and Ahmed Siam won for the show (Visit Me All). One year) which is a financial prize with the shield and a certificate of appreciation, then the notification award, which is a financial prize with the shield and a certificate of appreciation. Muhammad Zanati, Hamed Al-Sahrati and Tariq Ali were nominated for it, and Hamed Al-Sahrati won it for the program (Love in the Time of Cholera).

The jury awarded special prizes to some outstanding interpretations that did not receive prizes, and with no more than three prizes, special certificates of appreciation are awarded. A certificate of appreciation for the collective performance of the play (Shakespeare in the Seventh Day), produced by the Eastern Tobacco Company, a certificate of appreciation for the show (Dangerous Relationships) produced by the Cairo Churches team, and a certificate of appreciation for the show (Bint Al Qamar) produced by the Faculty of Arts, Helwan University.

There are also prizes for the critical article and theoretical research, which are divided into: the prize for the applied critical article on stage performances, which is a financial prize and a certificate of appreciation, won by the critic Muhammad Allam for the critical article on the program (Life) directed by Al-Saeed Mansi, and the critical research prize, which is a financial prize with the shield And a Certificate of Appreciation, won by researcher Mohamed Ahmed Kamel for the critical study (Self Search) in Contemporary Italian Theatre).

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