Play for Today: Baghdad

The Youth and Young Adults Group at St George’s swept the floor at Baghdad’s Third Annual Christian Drama Festival on 28 September 2019.

Their original play, submitted to match the festival theme “bless my country” and written and directed by youth leader Firas Yacoub, was One Thousand Nights and a Night – based on a suitably Baghdadi story and refashioned to speak of peaceful interreligious coexistence.

It won first prize, along with awards for best scenario, best director, best actor, best actress, and best costumes, all presented by a jury of senior Iraqi artists.

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