Dubai Culture to launch the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre next month


Theatre enthusiasts in Dubai, it’s time again to rejoice as Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is all set to launch an exceptional version of this year’s Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre (DFYT).

The theatre festival that will take place from November 19 to 25, 2021 has witnessed extraordinary participation from National theatre groups from across the UAE.

For the festival, the committee has set 15 criteria for selecting the participating performances, which include ensuring that the general form of the theatrical script is homogeneous and coherent, the performance is clear and understandable, it embodies the basic youth issues, it is original and creative in terms of content, direction, and music and that all the other elements of theatrical work are in line with the UAE’s customs and traditions.

In order to evaluate the work of the participants, Dubai Culture has also formed a committee to review the theatrical performances by various theatre groups. It will ensure that content is appropriate in terms of theatrical elements, in line with set criteria for a transparent and fair evaluation of the work of the participating teams.

For the upcoming edition, there are 14 National theatre groups across the UAE, that are going to perform including Yas Theatre – Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah National Theatre, Sharjah National Theatre, Sharjah Public Art & Modern Theater, Khorfakkan Theatre, Dibba Al Hisn Theatre, Kalba Theatre, Fujairah Theatre, Ajman Theatre, Dubai National Theatre, Dibba Al Fujairah Theatre, Shamal Society for Arts, Folk Heritage, and Theatre—Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai Al Ahli Theatre, and Al Ain Theatre.

Organised annually by Dubai Culture, the festival aims to throw light on the creativity of theatrical groups in the UAE, providing a platform to introduce the talents and capabilities of those working in this sector.

The festival also is a stage for the budding actors, directors, authors, interior designers, producers, make-up experts, sound engineers, as well as specialists in visual and lighting shows and fashion designers to showcase their skills to a wider audience.

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