The 15th National Theater Awards: (Love in the Time of Cholera) won the award for the best performance, Saeed Al-Mansi, the best director, Dia El-Din Zakaria, the best actor, and Yasmine Kabil, the best actress.

Written by: Nora Anwar

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 skilled artist Ismail Mukhtar. Pay attention to the Arabic language and the playwright. The committee appealed to the Minister of Culture to present the winning plays in the governorates and regions of Egypt to offer.

The jury in this year’s festival 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-Mu’tamid, the secretary of the committee.

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

The award for the best theater performance (first place), which is an award in kind consisting of a festival shield and a certificate of appreciation, nominated for: “Keep in mind” performance, produced by the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, “Love in the Time of Cholera” produced by Al-Taliaa Theater and “Hamlet Upside Down” theater production The show “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Al-Saeed Mansi, and the Best Theater Show (Second Center), which is an award in kind consisting of the festival shield and a certificate of appreciation, was nominated for it by: (Bint Al Qamar) produced by the Faculty of Arts, Helwan University, and (Visit me every One year) produced by the Creativity Center in Alexandria, and (The Kitchen) produced by the independent group One + One, which won the program (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 Muhammad Adel for the show “The Kitchen,” Anas Al-Nili and Ahmed Tharwat Selim for the ” Norwegian”. ” show, produced by the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, and Mohamed Adel won it for the show “The Kitchen.” And the award for the best emerging writer, which is a financial award with a shield and a certificate of appreciation, was nominated by Fadi Ahmed for the show (After Deep Thinking) by Khayal Awal Band, and Muhammad Al-Suri for the show (Bint Al-Qamar) at 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 Al-Gharbawi, the director Mahmoud Abdel Razek and the director Said Mansi and the director Said Mansi were nominated. won it for the show (Love in the Time of Cholera).

There is also a prize for the best emerging director, which is a financial prize with a shield and a certificate of appreciation. They were nominated by: Muhammad Al-Suri, Muhammad Adel, Hani Afifi, and the director Muhammad Adel won it for the show (Kitchen) produced by the independent group One + One, and the best prize (first role) Men), which is a financial prize with a shield and a certificate of appreciation. Muhammad Nasser for the show “Keep in Mind,” Muhammad Safwat for “Rituals of Signs and Metamorphoses,” Zia El-Din Zakaria for “Sinbad,” and artist Dia El Din Zakaria for “Sinbad” won the award. Sinbad) produced by the Artistic House for Folklore, and the Best prize (Second Role for Men), which is a financial prize with the festival shield and a certificate of appreciation, nominated by Khaled Mahmoud for the performance (Hamlet upside down) and Ayman Al-Shewi for the same show, and Mahmoud Al-Bitar for the show (Love in the Time of Cholera) and he won The artist Ayman Al-Shewi for the show (Hamlet with the Hearts), and the award for the best emerging actor, which is a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation, nominated for her by Mina Nabil for the program (Noor), Mahmoud Al-Banna for the program (Shakespeare in the Seventh Day), and Ahmed Abdel Hafeez for the show (The Vipers). By Ahmed Abdel Hafeez for the presentation (Snakes) ), produced by the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, and the Best Doh Award R (the first women), which is a financial award with a shield and a certificate of appreciation , nominated for her by Reem Hegab for the show (Squabbles), Yasmine Kabil for the show (Ritual of Signs and Transformations), and Nesma Adel for the show (Love in the Time of Cholera) and Yasmine Kabil for the show (Ritual of Signs) won. And Transformations) produced by the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, and the award for the best role (second female), which is a financial award with the festival shield and a certificate of appreciation, nominated for: Laylat Magdy for “Kitchen” and Nour Mohsen for “Snakes” and Donia Sami for “Keep in Mind” Donia Sami won the show (Khali Balak), produced by the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, and the Best Upcoming Actress Award, which carries a financial prize with a shield and a certificate of appreciation. ) and Fatima Ahmed on the (Al-Ghawi) show, and Lubni Al-Mansi won it on the kitchen show.

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

Or 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 (Antara Biography) produced by the Knights of the East, and the best playwright award, which is a financial award with the shield and a certificate of appreciation Mina Bibawi, Shadi Al-Dali and Ahmed Al-Abasiri were nominated for her, and Mina Bibawi won her for the program. (Love in the Time of Cholera), and the award for best theater publicity was nominated for her by Ali Abdel Rahman, Abdullah Khaled and Ahmed Siam, and Ahmed Siam won for the show (Visit me once a year). It is a financial price. 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 show (Love in the Time of Cholera).

The jury awarded special prizes to some outstanding interpretations that did not receive prizes, and no more than three prizes are awarded with special certificates of appreciation.

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 (Hayat) directed by Al-Saeed Mansi, and the critical research prize, which is a financial prize with a shield and a certificate of appreciation. And the researcher Mohamed Ahmed Kamel won it for the critical study (Search for Self in Contemporary Italian Theatre).

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