The Moroccan piece “Chatarra” awarded in Cairo

The Moroccan theatrical piece “Chatarra” by the Tifswin troupe from Al Hoceima won the Grand Prize for best theatrical piece at the 29th edition of the Cairo International Experimental Theater Festival.

The Moroccan theatrical piece also won the prize for the best direction as well as that of the best group performance, with the play “Hydros” from Austria.

Written by playwright Saïd Abarnous and directed by Amine Nassour, this play is the result of the efforts of a team of 18 artists including Kods Joundoul, Amal Ben Haddou and Chaïmae Laalaoui, as well as musician Taifyour and singer Ilyas El Moutawakkil . “Chatarra”, a theatrical piece that deals with the situation of immigrant women, through three women who recount their suffering, namely “Chani”, “Talia” and “Rabia”, abbreviated as “chatara” to present three different stories but which overlap.

The 29th edition of the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theater (01-08 September), which bears the name of the world-renowned playwright Peter Brook, was marked by the participation of 44 theatrical plays from several countries. During this edition, 14 theatrical plays took part in the official competition while 16 short plays took part in the short play competition.

The festival aims to promote communication and dialogue between different peoples and communities, in addition to presenting the Egyptian and Arab public with the latest novelties of the theater scene, as well as offering playwrights the opportunity to know the latest developments in the theatrical scene in Egypt and in Arab countries, according to the organizers.

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