SITFY Launches the First Edition of “Abou Al-Hassan Sallam Competition for Scientific Research”

SITFY Launches the First Edition of “Abou Al-Hassan Sallam Competition for Scientific Research”

Sharm El-Sheikh International Theater Festival for Youth (SITFY) launches the first edition of “Abou Al-Hassan Sallam Competition for Scientific Research” in preparation for SITFY’s sixth edition, to be held next November. SITFY offers new opportunities for youth in order to create a well-cultured generation on both scientific and cultural levels.

The competition’s awards reach 15 thousand EGP, divided into the first places. The details of the competition are to be announced in the coming days.

Abou Al-Hassan Sallam is a writer, critic and playwright, born on February 20, 1941, in Tama, Sohag. Sallam obtained a doctorate degree in “Rhythm in Acting and Theatrical Directing” in 1986. Furthermore, Sallam occupied several positions: Professor of Theatrical Sciences at Alexandria University, Department of Theater, Faculty of Arts, Head of Alexandria Theater in Qaitbay Citadel, and Head of Theater Department in Alexandria.

Moreover, Sallam started his theatrical career as an amateur director in 1964. Additionally, Sallam is a member at Criticism Department, Syndicate of Artists and Writers’ Union as well.

Sallam directed more than 40 theatrical performances and wrote multiple plays and dozens of theatrical studies in theatrical sciences, criticism and theories.

Sallam established several theatrical groups: Political Theater in 1964, Al-Samer Theater, Alexandria in 1969, and Sayed Darwish for Musical Performances in 1973. Additionally, Sallam inaugurated the Drama Association in 1976 and Qaitbay Citadel Theater in 1981. Furthermore, Sallam participated in establishing the Department of Theater at Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University in 1981 and Theater Division, Mass Communication Department, King Saud University in 1991.

Moreover, Sallam was the General Director of Alexandria Theatrical Group and Sayed Darwish Theater (1996 – 1998). Sallam was the Head of the National Center for Theater, Music, and Folklore (2000 – 2001).

Most notably, SITFY is headed by Egyptian actor and director Mazen El-Gharabawy, under the sponsorship of Minister of Culture, Dr. Ines Abdel-Dayem, Southern Sinai Governor, General Khaled Fouda, Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board, and International Theater Authority.



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