Jordan – The 29th Jordan Theater Festival kicks off
Location: Amman, Jordan
Source: A24 Jordan
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The twenty-ninth session of the Jordanian Theater Festival was launched at the Royal Cultural Center, with the participation of six Arab countries: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan.
The opening ceremony included a Jordanian play “Tabla” directed by Hisham Sweidan and honoring a group of Jordanian artists.
The festival, in which 28 Arab artists participated, will run from the sixth to the fourteenth of November.
The theatrical performance competition is for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Scenography and Best Integrated Show.
Soundbite (Haifa Al-Najjar – Jordanian Minister of Culture):
“You are part of people’s joy. The Jordanian artist who specializes in the world of theater in particular is a big part of the story of Jordan’s national steadfastness. You represent this hope, steadfastness and positivity. I said today that Jordan is a country in the “political and institutional sense.” It is the country of humanitarian projects, values and equality.”
Soundbite (Kulthum Amin – jury member):
“This festival is for Arab playwrights, during which we meet with our brothers in the Arab world on the land of our beloved Jordan”
Soundbite (Omar Al-Jasser – Saudi artist):
I am happy to be here, happy with the presence of Arab theater works in this festival, and happy with Jordan’s outstanding achievement after overcoming Corona pandemic crisis. All thanks and appreciation to all concerned artists, guests and organizers of the festival for their hospitality.”
Soundbite (Randa Al Asmar – Lebanese actress):
I used to see them in other countries, and now I see artists and my friends in their homeland, after overcoming many obstacles, crises and the Corona epidemic.