Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre

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Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017 Edition 

In the run up to the eleventh edition, Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017, has announced the new festival programme for 2017. This year, the programme will be launched afresh with a new series of 10 specialised academic workshops for five months from July till November 2017, covering various aspects of theatre and supervised by experts from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo. 

Dubai Culture celebrated ten successful years of the festival, which has become a leading platform for nurturing the most promising theatre talents in the UAE and the Gulf region, including directors, theatre writers, actors, technical professionals and experts in clothing, lighting and make-up.

We are pleased to announce July workshops, the first workshop Theatrical Script Writingwill be held in Dubai Public Library Al Twar branch, from 2nd 8th July, by Dr. Essam Abdel Aziz

The second workshop will highlight Voice & Language for Actors & Presenterswill be held in Madinat Jumeirah Theatre, from 10th 13th July, by Prof. Lyn Darnley

While the last workshops in July will be held from 16th 23rd July in Dubai Public Library Al Twar branch and will highlight Theatrical Costumesby Dr. Laila Maghrabi

All workshops duration is 6 hours daily from 4:00PM 10:00PM, open to participants from local theatre groups, university students and the public.


Interested participants can apply via the following email address: dfytworkshops@dubaiculture.ae


Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), has announced the launch of a ‘Best Script Award’ as part of its programme for the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017. The competition will take place under a ‘Year of Giving 2017’ theme and see the winner’s work produced during National Day celebrations; it is one of a series of new initiatives that have been introduced to enhance the eleventh edition of the festival.

Candidates wishing to participate in the competition must submit their scripts to the following email address before Thursday 31st August 2017: dfytworkshops@dubaiculture.ae


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