The Moroccan theatrical show “Fati Ariane” was doubly awarded at the first edition of the Monodrama Festival in Zarqa (30 km northeast of Amman), by winning the awards for staging and interpretation.
Thus, the prize for best direction went to Moroccan director Moulay Al-Hassan Al-Idrissi for the theatrical show “Fatidi Ariane”, written by Mohammed Machti, while the prize for best actor was awarded jointly to Moroccan Safia Zenzouni for her performance in “Fatia Ariane”, and to Algerian Souad Janati for the play “Mira”.
“Fatia Ariane” tells the story of Fattouma, a young village woman who lives suffocated in her remote douar surrounded by mountains, a place that many consider a place of calm and serenity.
Fattouma then decides to leave her native village in search of freedom and emancipation, but once in town, she discovers another completely different world and will witness events far from everything she has known and experienced in the village.
The text presents an artistic reading of the reality of women both in traditional and very conservative societies as well as contemporary and very consuming societies.
The jury of this cultural event awarded the prize for best writing to the Algerian writer Hicham Houari Boussahla for the play “Mira”, while the prize for best scenography went to the Egyptian Amr Abdallah for the play “Farida”.
The special jury prize was awarded to the theatrical show “Jabra” in Palestine.
The Monodrama Festival in Zarqa was marked by the presentation of about twenty plays representing 12 Arab countries.
This first edition was organized at the initiative of the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, in partnership in particular with the Zarqa troupe for the performing arts and the Association of Jordanian Artists.
The program also included a symposium on the “Monodram between text and interpretation”.