The 12th edition of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre will be held in October this year. The announcement came from the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), who also added that the preparations for the same were in full swing and was expected to see active participation from a large number of young people. The Dubai culture will also hold ancillary workshops in the weeks preceding the event that is scheduled to be held in the first week of October at the theatre of the Culture and Science Symposium in Dubai.
This year’s edition will be conducted under the theme ‘Year of Zayed’, since the country is celebrating the ethos and the vision of the late founding father. The festival also promises to underscore an educational aspect by empowering the youth to be prepared for the future. The festival furthermore, gives an avenue for theatre groups in the UAE to portray their creativity.
The manager of the Theatre Section and head of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre at Dubai Culture, Fatma Al Jallaf, said that the festival seeks to imbue the local theatrical scene with global and local essence and will aim to present innovative ideas. She also said that the festival is an effective medium to explore talent and is also a platform to foray into the world of arts to adopt it as a vocation.