Mohamed Soby – Egypt Today
CAIRO – 24 February 2018: Sharm El-Sheikh Youth Theatre Festival management announced that the third edition of the festival will bear the name of the great theatrical actor and director Mohamed Sobhy.
The festival’s management chose Sobhy because of his rich theatrical experience as he is considered a role model to all Arab theatrical artists.
“He is a cultured, enlightened and multi-talented artist who has enriched Arab theater with many creative plays,” recounted Mazen el Gharabawy, the festival head.
b>Who is Mohamed Sobhy?
Sobhy, is an Egyptian actor, writer and theatrical director who was born in Cairo in 1948. In 1967, he caught attention by playing the role of “Hamlet” during his final exams at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts. At the time he wrote, starred and directed “Hamlet,” using his unique theatrical vision.
Sobhy graduated with honors and was appointed as a demonstrator to the institute.
Sobhy started his theater career by performing in minor roles in famous plays alongside great actors, like Salah Mansour, Mohamed Awad, Fouad el-Mohandes, and Mohamed Negm among others.
His first minor yet influential role was in the famous play “Hello Shalaby” in 1970. Sobhy’s first leading role was in “Entaha el Dars Ya Ghabi” (The Lesson is Over, Stupid).
Sobhy’s theatrical repertoire includes “Al Joker” (The Joker), “Al Hamagy” (The Barbarian), “Weghet Nazar” (A Point of View), and “Carmen” among others.
He performed in many popular soap operas, the most famous being “Fares bela Gawad” (A Knight without a Horse) and the immortal series “Yawmeyat Wanees” (Wanees’s Diaries), which has aired seven seasons.
It is worth mentioning that Carthage Theater Days Festival, which kicked off on December 8, honoured Sobhy on December 11. CTDF organized a big ceremony to honor the veteran theatrical actor. The honouring ceremony was followed by a seminar discussing Sobhy’s theatrical career. The ceremony was attended by different media agencies, newspapers and TV channels.