Tayseer Fahmy returns to the theatre after an absence lasting several years
Egyptian actress Tayseer Mohmoud Fahmy will return to the theatre stage after an absence that lasted several years. Tayseer will make her return debut in a new comedy play to be performed in spring of 2003 after an agreement with Al Qawmi Theater manager actor Riad Al Khouly, the London based Elaph reported.
Last August, Fahmy wrapped up shooting her new TV series “Mamar Al Zaman” (Time Path) directed by Mahmoud Hanafi and written by Mohammed Fathi Al Sharqawi. The series belongs to the science fiction genre and revolves around the idea of traveling through time.
On a different note, Tayseer stressed during a visit to Lebanon after an invitation from MBC channel and Future TV earlier this year, that she plans to gear up for an immense series which will gather artists from all over the Arab world calling on Arabs to unite through art. She considers art as the tool for change and development of Arab societies.
“If we surrender to despair and take the stagnant stances of the Arab governments as an excuse for doing nothing, we won’t achieve anything in life. But if the art movement is accompanied with public uprising, the influence will be stronger and more effective. Evidence on this is the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising), which started with a stone and yet managed to make the life of the occupier like hell,” Fahmi said.
Fahmi did not rule out the possibility of the Arab political powers to politicize art because they claim the presence of freedom in their countries and so they leave art and press a margin of freedom to say whatever they want. Nevertheless the actress does not count much on governments but aspires to change the Arab peoples. In her opinion the most important thing is to reach the western peoples who have been misled about what is going on in the Arab world in order to explain to them the oppression which Palestinians and other Arabs face.
Fahmi criticized the competition among Arab countries as every one of them is concerned only about proving its excellence over the other instead of rushing to form one army and a common Arab market that would strengthen the Arab position. “How are billions of dollars spent on a news channel to enable it curse certain Arab countries instead of allocating these sums to an English channel that would compete with the Zionist media and achieve positive results for the Arab world?” added Fahmi.
Born as Tayseer Mahmoud Fahmy, the star graduated from the High Institute of Theater Arts in 1978. She debuted on the small screen in 1979 in "Oshaq Taht Al Eshreen" (Lover Under Twenty), and moonlighted in the TV series "Raafat Al Hagan", infront of Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdul Aziz. - Albawaba.com