Kuwait Festival for Arab Youth Theater

The theater that combines sadness with joy personifies the reality of a human being and the emotions that he carries, which means theater and reality are two sides of a coin, due to what it simulates from human reality. The start of last week marked the beginning of the theatrical feast of ‘Kuwait Festival for the Arab Youth Theater 2017’ from Sunday night at Abdelhussein Abdelredha Theater. This year’s festival has a special flavor and many considerations that all are related to the youth, pushing them forward to polish their talents.

 

Kuwait is the 2017 Arab Youth Capital, so the festival enjoyed having the Arab world’s youth under its banner. Through this festival we can inspire the youth and instill in them the principles that were instilled in us by our ancestors. This column today is a message to officials responsible for youth and those who bear the difficult task to build the future. This article today sheds light on the negatives and positives of the festival:

 

Abdullah Abdelrasoul, the skipper who established the youth festival along with several other individuals despite him not having a government job, yet he continues to guide the ship of the theatrical youth to develop the Kuwait theatrical movement to stay shining in the Arab theatrical atmosphere, thank you so much.

 

To those responsible for organizing the ceremony, which the youth were supposed to be trained on how to receive guests and how to usher them to their seats, it was rude to ask a guest to get up after he was seated on the wrong seat. Also to the organizers, it is not right to distribute water to guests during the play. The theater is a commitment and respect for the actor who is performing in the theater. It was enough with the delay that took place. Is it realistic to disturb one’s performance?

 

Bravo to the people who selected and made the festival’s logo, it indeed carried all the meanings of the festival as this is the well-known theater mask since ancient civilizations, and the eyes in the logo represent the eyes of youth who are looking forward in a future in theater, and its elements written in blue emphasizes the color of hope.

 

Thanks to the theatrical team that made “Ya Sada… Ya Kiram,” particularly my student the director Yousuf Al-Hashash for his outstanding effort, but the play was too long and many pioneers of Kuwait theatrical movement, including playwrights, directors, actors and critics were not mentioned in the documentary. It would have been much better to document the film with all pioneers or just limit it to the dean of comedy the late Abdelhussein Abdelredha. – Translated by Kuwait Times from Al-Anbaa

 

By Nermin Al-Houti

This article was published on 28/10/2017