Unlike the widespread belief that consideration of women's issues is necessarily a bias against men, women's creativity launches a different creativity sensitivity. Dealing with women's issues has an inevitable positive impact on the society as a whole.
Eazees is the Ancient Egyptian Goddess of the Moon. According to the myth, Eazees collected the severed body parts of her murdered husband Osiris to revive him and give birth to Horus, whom she will support to overcome his father’s murderer, God Seth, the God of darkness and evil. Theater is like Eazees. It collects our severed parts and gives them life, and fertilizes them with values of justice, goodness and esthetics, that is why we chose her as a feminine symbol of our festival.
The festival is an event with interest in launching the issues and problematics of contemporary theater, i. e., it is mainly interested in various and developed modernist experiences, and is not just a feminist developmental festival for stage plays about awareness raising of women's problems, it is rather an artistic festival in the first place, with a feminist framework, without making feminism its main objective.About Info
That the great actor Sawsan Badr was enthusiastic about the idea of the festival from the beginning and agreed to take the position of honorary president in this founding session, noting that she was chosen because she is a great star, a capable actress and a first-class theatre lady, in addition to being an icon of the shape and beauty of Egyptian women and therefore it is the most appropriate personality For a festival about the Women’s Theatre named after the Egyptian goddess Isis, the moon goddess. She added that the first session of the festival takes place from March 23rd to 29th 2020, and after the name of the Great writer Fathia Al-Assal, because she is considered to be the inspiration for the idea of the festival, and if she was among us now, she would surely support the idea of a festival of this kind because she devoted her life to defend women's issues and expressed Her concerns and pains in her books and literary works, including "She and the Impossible", "Women Prison", "Women without Masks" and "Night of Henna" and others, and for this, the least honour for her is that the first session to be After her name. She pointed out that this step was delayed in Egypt a lot, as most Arab countries are interested in the theatre of women and have women festivals, so why do we not have an international festival in Egypt concerned with women's issues in general, noting that once the idea was presented to the Minister of Culture, Dr. Ines Abdeldayem, since 2018, was very enthusiastic about it and directed it to quickly finish the procedures for approving the festival and place it on the map of the Ministry of Culture. She emphasized that this festival comes within the framework of the state’s plan and plan to support the empowerment of women and the development of their capabilities, which is an essential component of the development strategy 2030, to increase the proportion of women participating in economic development, and under the patronage of Dr. Ines Abdeldayem the first woman to assume the Ministry of Culture since its foundation.
The festival Events will be held on (Hanager Center for Arts - Artistic Creativity Center - Ministry of Youth Theater - Cairo Library - Supreme Council of Culture - Small Theater at the Egyptian Opera House).
The festival bears the cost of accommodation and subsistence of troupes from outside Egypt up to a maximum of 12 members. In Addition to its guests from public figures, jury committees and researchers.Learn More
The announcement will be made as soon as the dates and venues of the festival are scheduled.