Culture Minister Haifa al-Najjar said in a statement, "We are pained by the departure of a creator and theater expert, who made his efforts to serve theater lovers and was always with them, contributing with his fellow creators and pioneers to building a Jordanian theatrical movement referred to as Lebanon."
She added that Al-Tarifi "had a distinguished vision and approach that was loved by his presence and the Jordanian and Arab audience," considering his departure a loss for the Jordanian artistic and dramatic scene as a capable artist distinguished by his works, which are still present in the minds of lovers of art, drama and theater.
Al-Tarifi. Jordanian Theater Reference
Al-Tarifi was born in 1955 in the city of Zarqa and obtained a bachelor's degree in theatrical arts from the University of Baghdad in 1979, then since 1983 he began teaching the art of acting and worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Jordan.
He participated in acting in a number of television series, including (Clouds Without Rain), (Asphalt Collar) and (Obour), as well as some films, most notably the feature film (Banat Abdul Rahman) and the short film (Ismail).
He played a syndicate role through his membership in the board of the Jordanian Artists Syndicate and won many awards, including the Best Directing Award at the first Jordanian Theater Festival in 1991, and was honored by local and Arab theater festivals.