HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak honours winners of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre at Expo 2020

DUBAI, 25 November 2021 – His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai honoured the Yas Theatre Company, winner of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2021, in the presence of Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai, at an awards ceremony in the Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre, Expo 2020 Dubai today (25 November).

Fatima Al Jallaf, Acting Director of the Performing Arts Department at the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), said: “Fourteen groups from the emirates were submitted to participate in the festival, with six teams accepted for various components of theatrical work. “

“For nearly 18 years, the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre has nurtured young talent, who graduate to work in theatre and participate in many films around the world.”

الشيخ نهيان بن مبارك يكرّم الفائزين في مهرجان دبي لمسرح الشباب 2021
DUBAI, 25 November 2021. His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan (R1) UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai and Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy (L1) UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General during Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre Awards Ceremony at Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Joe Sassine/Expo 2020 Dubai)

The winning play, presented by Yas Theatre Company, written by Kuwaiti writer Othman Al Shatti and directed by artist Khamis Al-Yamahi, entitled Matlob Zbzla [Wanted for Rubbish], depicts the alienation that man can experience due to the cruelty of life and the injustice created by those who lack a conscience.

Festival organisers thanked all the teams, who applied to take part in the 2021 edition of the festival, and the jury for their efforts, as their task was not easy due to the excellent quality of the submitted works.