The Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai (Dubai Culture) celebrated the International Theater Day by highlighting the efforts of the Emirate of Dubai in the field of theater and its interest in nurturing and qualifying young talents, to be part of the formation of the Emirati theater and contribute to its advancement to reach the world.
Dubai Culture is always keen to employ its expertise to supply the theatrical sector in the emirate with talents after discovering them, and to work with its strategic partners in this field to develop and adopt them. She works to create a theatrical environment that elevates young talents, and pushes her to continue developing her passion in the creative field.
As part of these efforts, the authority launched the first edition of the Dubai School of Theater Festival in 2018 to become an annual event on the emirate’s cultural agenda.
This initiative contributes to the upgrading of school theater in form and content in Dubai, and works to increase artistic and theatrical awareness among students and faculty, and to develop the artistic horizon of students and school supervisors, and to allow talents to enter the world of theater and participate in actions commensurate with their potential, which It would contribute to supporting the growing local technical sector, and keeping pace with global developments in this field.
As for the “Dubai Festival for Youth Theater”, it is an annual local theater celebration for the youth category, and it summarizes the theatrical glamor in the emirate. Dubai Culture organizes this festival every year for a period not exceeding two weeks, with the aim of strengthening the role of the theater sector in the UAE, motivating young people to embrace the art of high-end theater, creating a sustainable creative environment for the performing arts, and promoting Emirati theater. Its activities include many distinguished activities and events, the most important of which is the Youth Theater Forum and short plays, in addition to the exhibition accompanying the festival, which contains the festival’s march throughout its organization.
And based on its belief in the importance of empowering creativity and creators, Dubai Culture seeks through the “Dubai Festival for Youth Theater” to provide a platform that motivates young people, citizens and residents, to participate in various scientific courses and training workshops, through which theatrical works are produced that are presented during a period Festival, to be honored in its closing ceremony.
The authority’s keenness to achieve this empowerment by all possible means and whatever the circumstances and challenges was embodied in its celebration of the thirteenth annual edition of the festival in May 2020 in a digital format on its YouTube channel.
Dubai Culture is currently working on strategic plans aimed at promoting the “father of arts” in the coming period, based on the outputs of the Theatrical Creativity Laboratory, which it launched in 2019, which is a real breakthrough towards the future theater, the most prominent of which was the formation of the Theatrical Arts Advisory Committee in Dubai is under its umbrella, to act as the arm that manages the helm of this art and everything related to it through a competent and qualified team. This committee held its first meeting in December of 2019, and discussed the current situation of the theater sector in Dubai, and ways to develop it intellectually by supporting artists and giving them the opportunity to present what they have in an innovative way that parallels the development taking place in the emirate, leading to the creation of a sustainable creative environment for the performing arts. And the advancement of the Emirati theater and upgrading it to advanced ranks in the world.