The Fifth Fujairah International Monodrama Festival (FIMF) starts on January 20.
The festival will celebrate its tenth year by announcing the launch of a new award: the "Fujairah Award for Theatre Creativity". The award and the name of its first winner will both be announced during the opening ceremony.
This year's festival, which is organised by the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority, and continues till January 28, will host one actor's theatre shows from 12 Arab and international countries, with a guest list of more than 200 celebrities from all over the world.
This was announced by Mohammad Saeed Al Dhanhani, Vice Chairman of the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority and the Festival's Chairman, during a press conference in the presence of the festival's director, Mohammad Saif Al Afkham.
The festival's sponsors are Etisalat, Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company, Le Meridien Al Aqah Hotels, Raddison Blu Resort Fujairah, Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah Media Group.
Meanwhile, Peter Brook, one of Britian's most respected and visionary theatrical directors, was chosen by the organising committee of the FIMF as the first winner of the Fujairah Award for Excellence in Theatre. Brook will get an official invitation to the award ceremony at his residence in Paris.