El Genaina Theater, one of the biggest and most effectual cultural centers in Cairo, has announced the closure of the business and the ceasing of all activities. According to their post on Facebook, the reason behind that decision is related to the company’s financial situation and their lack of profit. They also announced that their decision includes Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School, and that all their operations are terminated as well.
تعلن شركة الجنينة عن إيقاف أنشطتها والبدء في اجراءات تصفية الشركة اعتباراً من 1 فبراير 2019. يأتي هذا القرار نتيجة لعدم…
El Genaina Theatre has been giving people a platform to perform and demonstrate their talents for over 14 years, and it had a huge role in making underground artists emerge to the surface. Some of the artists who have performed in the theatre include, but are not limited to: Mariam Saleh, Ramy Essam, Wust El-Balad, Osama Elhady, Mashrou’ Leila, Jadal, Dina El Wedidi, Autostrad and Youssra El Hawary.
Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School, or DAAS, was later created by the same company to give the youth a chance to learn different forms of art like music, acting, and acrobatics. Over the years, DAAS gave hundreds of children and young adults inspiration, accompanied by proper education. “I found my second home in here,” says Sabry Adel, one of DAAS drummers in a report by Akhbar El Yom.
It is most unfortunate to see something like this go out of business just because it lacks the finances. We do hope though that this will not be the end, and that El Genaina and DAAS will return to us one day to carry on with their wonderful work.
On behalf of everyone who has ever visited the theatre or the school, we thank you Genaina. For everything.