The Theatrical Days of Carthage started on December 7, 2019 with more than 40 countries, and celebrated this noble artistic expression and those who fed it with their creativity, mainly the Tunisian comedians and playwrights.
Animated by the actress Rabeb Srairi, the closing ceremony of this prestigious festival was very elegant with a number of performances where dance and music merged in spectacular shows presented by the dancers of the Dance Lab Studio of the Ballet and Choreographic Arts Pole of the Opera Theater.
Before the announcement of the official and parallel awards, the JTC honored a number of Arab and Tunisian artists, namely Mohamed Raja FArhat, Ezedine ElMadani, Mohamed Moumen from Tunisia, Samir Asfouri from Egypt, Roger Assef from Lebanon and Thouraya Jobrane from Morocco.
Time was then to the artist Khaled Bouzid to perform an act from the play “Baad Heen” by Anouar Chaafi.
In this festive atmosphere, the artist Raouf Ben Amor announced the names of the artists, winners of this session competition, starting with the parallel section awards:
- The Salah Al Kassab Award for the Theatrical Creation: Awarded to Dr. Abdelhalim Messaoudi
- The UGTT (General Union of Tunisian Workers)
Award for the best theatrical technique:
Awarded to Zein Abdelkefi for his musical design for the plays:“The blood Moon” and “Marché noire”.
- The Nejiba Hamrouni SNJT Award (National Union of Tunisian Journalists) for Freedom of Expression: Awarded to Hedi Abbes for the play “Zoom”.
- The international organization of the Francophonie Award for the cultural diversity: Awarded to “Marché noire” adapted from the original text “In the Solitude of Cotton Fields” of Bernard-Marie Koltes, Directed by Ali Yahyaoui.
- The ISESCO Award for the Best Theatrical Work written in literary Arabic: Awarded to the play “The messages of Freedom” - Tunisia.
- The General Directorate of Prisons and Rehabilitation, the World Organization Against Torture and INDA Award for the best three theatrical works of the theater clubs in the penitentiary institutions:
Awarded to the plays:
“Secret garden” directed by Ali Mejri (The civil prison of El Mornaguia), “Errih Lbarra” directed by Ali Boudi (Civil prison of Sfax) and “La vie et le Temps” directed by Salem Werghi (The penitentiary institution of El Mourouj).
The official competition of the Theatrical Days of Carthage gathered this year fourteen works from Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Senegal and Kenya.
The jury of this section was composed of Raouf Ben Amor: President (Tunisia) and the members:
Salah Al Kassab (Iraq), Abdelwahed Ben Yasser (Morocco), Koffi Kwahulé (Côte D’Ivoire), Jamel Yakout (Egypt) and Kamel Allaoui (Tunisia) as reporter. Official Awards
1- The best theatrical text Award Awarded to the playwright Abdenebi Zidi for his text for the play “Kalb Assit”
2- The best Director Award Awarded to Mohamed El Horr for the play “Another sky”
3- The best scenography Award Awarded to “The City of Henne” by Youssef Balouchi
4- The best actress Award Awarded to Nadia Boussetta for her role in the play “Cicatrice”
5- The best actor Award Awarded to Raed Mohsen for his role in the play « Ismail spaces »
6- The best work Award Awarded to the play “Le colier et le bracelet” by Nacer Abdel Monem