The Vice President Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman has announced the Presidency’s support to University Theatre as well as allocating rewards for the next university theatre festival.
While addressing the closing ceremony of the university theatre festival held in Khartoum which involved participants from Tunisia, Kuwait and Algeria, the vice president hailed the role of university theatre, adding that a lot is expected from the students, who he said are able to spearhead community dialogue through theatre under the banner of “I am Sudanese”.
Abdul-Rahman noted that cultural exchange among Arab states is important for boosting relations and unity, especially these countries share traditions, customs and religion. He directed the ministry of culture and information to care about university theatre and innovative and creative students who are expected to contribute to uplifting and developing their nations.
Professor Al-Nagarabi, the Secretary General of Sudanese Students Welfare Fund, said all participants were the winners not only those who won the prizes. He said that communication among nations indicates a bright future for the unity of Islamic nation, calling upon concerned ministries in the Arab world to provide needed resources for theatre so that artists are able to contribute to development in different aspects of life.
Khartoum and Kassala states were rewarded for best script, besides the prize for best director and production went to Khartoum state. Finally, the Presidency, guest of honour who graced the event from Algeria, Tunisia and Kuwait along with a number of leading Sudanese theatre movements and winner students were honored and rewarded.