Damascus Theater Festival

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Country and Region SyriaAleppo
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Damascus, Aleppo, Syria
Festival Contact Information

Osmane Mounif Aidi Foundation
Phone: +963 11 2222366
Fax: +963 11 2216151
Email: osmane.aidi@wanadoo.fr,
info@aidifondation.org

Festival Description

The Damascus Theatre Festival began in 1969 as a biennial festival that features international theatre companies and solo performers. The festival took a break in 1990 during the Gulf War and was reinstated in 2004. The program presents approximately 40 productions in multiple venues throughout Damascus. The international flavor of the festival features Arab or Middle Eastern countries alongside Italian, Swedish, and Swiss performers. In addition to the performances the organizers have included panel discussion to round out the experience.

Festival Dates December 12 - 20, 2008

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Articles and Reviews:
  • Damascus Theatre Festival (review), by Edward Ziter
    (Theatre Journal - Volume 59, Number 3, October 2007, pp. 488-491)
    http://muse.jhu.edu/
  • All God’s Chillun (pace O’Neil) Nehad Selaiha has her intellectual wings clipped at the lately revived Damascus International Theatre Festival, by Nehad Selaiha (Al-Ahram, November 23 - 29, 2006)
    http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/821/cu1.htm

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