Morocco World News
Fez, March 6, 2012
On the occasion of the International Day of Theater, the Moroccan Association of ‘‘the United Comedians of Culture and Art’ ’is organizing its first edition of the Fez National Festival for Humor and Irony on March 16-18. The festival is under the supervision of the province of Fez Boulmane, in partnership with the urban community of Fez.
The program includes a competition between young comedians who will perform an original sketch in front of a specialized committee. Participants must meet the following pre-requisites:
Participants must be from the province of Fez Bouleman.
Participants must be between 16 and 28 years old.
Participants must have at least two original sketches.
Sketches must not exceed 10 minutes.
Participants will be selected on Sunday March 11th at 10 a.m. at Al-Hurriya Complex.
The young Moroccan artist, Mohamed Azzam, will be honored during the festival for his contribution to art and comedy in Morocco. There will also be a seminar that includes a group of artists and intellectuals from Fez and elsewhere. The festival will include the participation of numerous Moroccan artists from cinema, theater and Television. They include: Ezz al Arab al-Khaghat, Mohamed Azzam, Abou al Azz,Mouhsin Mouhtadi, Khalid Zwichi, Ghassan, Fatah Gharbaoui, Hamza Draoui, Mohamed Bassou, Nadia Berchid, Nabil el Metioui, Nissrine el Manji, Rasha, Karim Mizouar, Aminz al zelzouli, Mohammed Alami, Amine Lamrabet, El Mehdi Chentouf, Safae Bedak, Zakaria Mamad and Idriss Ouaryaghi.
According to the organizing committee, the festival is meant to encourage young talented artists to be more active, creative and to stay in touch with the audience. The festival seeks to also improve the status of art in Fez, Morocco’s Capital of Science and Art.
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