Judging Committee for 10th Edition of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre Revealed


Judging Committee for 10th Edition of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre Revealed


[Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 29 October, 2016] – Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage has announced the judging committee for the 10th edition of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre. The committee will bring together a number of artistic and academic partners from theatre and cinema, during the Festival that spans 22nd - 31st October 2016.

Heading up the judging committee is Qatari actor and theatre personality Ghanem Al Sulaiti, one of the most influential actors in the Gulf. Ghanem is known for his commitment to supporting young theatre performers, providing them with valuable advice and insights. He will be joined by Kuwaiti Actress Ahlam Hassan Shaker, who responded to Dubai Culture's invitation to participate in the panel and will share her academic and practical experience of the theatre industry.

Boosting the judging line-up will be His Excellency Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman, Dubai Film and TV Commission, and Managing Director, Dubai Studio City - a subsidiary of TECOM. His Excellency will offer a senior film industry perspective to the committee. Sudanese artist Al Rashid Ahmed AL Issa, one of the most important figures in Arab theatre, will also form an essential part of the committee. Emirati journalist Jamal Matar will add his broad media and arts insights and share his extensive practical and theoretical experiences. Jamal will also be actively involved in delivering performing arts workshops.

The festival will provide a golden opportunity for young performers to test their mettle and propel their careers in the cultural and artistic sector. The event will nurture the development of young talent's theatrical skills through a series of workshops and theatrical sessions. The best and the brightest participants competing at the event will be honoured, with 16 awards distributed across different categories.


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