Tamesna Cultural Center hosted the official celebration of World Theater Day.
This artistic event, in which the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, took part, as well as several emblematic figures of the theatrical scene, was an opportunity to pay tribute to the actresses Zineb Najem and Amal Benhaddou and to present the theatrical play “Dar Sidi Keddour” by the city’s troupe in celebration of this world day (March 27).
On this occasion, actor Moulay Abdelaziz Tahiri read out the message for World Theater Day 2022 written by American director Peter Sellars.
For his part, Bensaid highlighted in a speech for the occasion the exceptional situation experienced by the theater scene in Morocco over the past two years, marked by the spread of Covid-19.
Likewise, the Minister highlighted the need to resume a normal artistic life and to further develop the theatrical sector in Morocco, affirming that there is an institution being created capable of taking charge of the various social problems of actors. .
With regard to the issue of infrastructures and cultural industries, Bensaid indicated that the ministry ensures that artists have the necessary structures for the presentation of their works, specifying that his department has built some 70 rooms and aims to launch 150 by the end of the year.
In addition, the Minister highlighted the project titled Al Masrah Yataharak (the theater is moving) launched in collaboration with the National Radio and Television Company (SNRT), an initiative that aims to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 crisis. 19 on the sector and promote the culture of theater in Morocco, insisting on the imperative to generalize the scenic culture to the whole of the national territory.
For her part, the director of the cultural center of Tamesna, Nisrine Majait, confirmed that this celebration will stimulate the theatrical dynamism in Morocco, especially after two years of closure, noting that the theater contributes strongly to the socialization of the individual.
The cultural center of Tamesna opens its doors to all in order to carry out its cultural and social missions, she said.
In the wake of the celebration of this world day, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports has established a national program covering cultural centers, theaters and exhibition spaces in the different regions of the Kingdom which provides for theatrical activities, training and awareness workshops as well as meetings with artists from the theatrical scene.