Decentralising theatre: A look at the 2nd edition of Sharm El-Sheikh Youth Theatre Festival

The Flower15/04/2017 (Ahram Online – Egypt): The young and ambitious always seek challenges; they innovate and gracefully cross traditional barriers. This is exactly what Mazen El-Gharabawy and Wafaa El-Hakim have done since last year. Accomplished theatre artists, the two teamed up to create a new theatre festival outside of the centrality of Cairo, creating the Sharm El-Sheikh Youth Theatre Festival, whose second edition took place between 1 and 9 April.  Launching the festival was not the only challenge. They also aspired to defy international political and security attitudes towards Egypt as repercussions of the mid-air explosion of a Russian airplane after take-off from Sharm El-Sheikh in late 2015.  Since the very beginning, El-Gharabawy and El-Hakim planted seeds for a theatre event that would also have political, national and international significance…

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/5/1176/262805/Arts–Culture/Spring-Festivals/Decentralising-theatre-A-look-at-the-nd-edition-of.aspx

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