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11th Theater Festival at Sohar University organised to promote the culture of theatre in the university

11th Theater Festival at Sohar University organised to promote the culture of theatre in the university

Theatre As a Form of Art

Theatre is a way for people to tell stories, express emotion, and explore ideas. As a form of art, theatre is unique.

  • It has the ability to engage audiences with a live experience.
  • Performers and audience members interact in the same space.
  • Explore complex themes and issues in a creative and meaningful way.
  • Explore different perspectives and social issues in a dynamic environment.
  • Create an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation.
  • A powerful tool for understanding the human experience.
  • Inspire, educate, and provoke thought.

Theater Festival at Sohar University

Every year Sohar University (SU) organizes Theatre Festival to promote the culture of theatre in the university and other higher education institutes.

  • It serves as a platform for theatre practitioners to showcase their work, receive feedback, and connect with other like-minded individuals.
  • The festival provides an opportunity for the university’s students to immerse themselves in the world of theatre.
  • To foster their creativity and explore new ideas.

The 11th Theater Festival

Coinciding with the 20th Student Week, SU launched its 11th Theater Festival.

  • The festival was scheduled to take place on Sunday evening, March 12, 2023.
  • It was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh/Muhammad bin Abdullah Al Busaidi, Governor of Sohar.
  • A number of higher education institutions participated in the festival.
  • The organizing committee of this festival invited highly esteemed theatre figures to join their judging and criticism committees, which elevated the festival to a new level of excellence.

Prestigious Status of SU's Theatre

This festival is an indication of the success that was achieved in the previous festivals and the active participation of SU in the Cairo International Festival. Out of the 70 theatrical performances at the Cairo International Festival, 13 were selected to perform. SU was one of them.

This is a testament to the fact that SU's theater has gained a prestigious status and is now highly regarded by the international community. The selection of their performances shows the great respect they have earned in the theatrical world.

Why Participating in Theatre is Important

Theatre teaches:

  • Students develop confidence essential to speaking clearly, lucidly, and thoughtfully.
  • Creative problem-solving techniques applicable to many jobs.
  • Importance of working together cooperatively.
  • Taking pride in doing things at their best level.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Ability to learn quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • How to build a healthy self-image.
  • Acceptance of disappointment and ability to bounce back.
  • Self-discipline.
  • Concentration.
  • Dedication.
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