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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Qatar Hosts Panel Discussion in Celebration of Arab Theater Day

Doha’s Gulf Observer Reports: Qatar’s Ministry of Culture orchestrated a special panel at Bait Al-Hikma Hall to mark Arab Theater Day, reflecting on the historical journey and impact of Arab theatre. Moderated by media personality Tayseer Abdullah, the panel featured contributions from Dr. Saad Burshid and critic Hanan Kassab. The discussion explored the evolution of Arab theatre amidst regional events, addressing challenges and opportunities in the contemporary context. Recommendations included global promotion of Qatari theatre through official correspondence with UNESCO and other international bodies. In an interview with Qatar News Agency, Dr. Saad Burshid highlighted Qatari theatre’s inception in 1972, emphasizing milestones like the Theater Festival for the Arab Gulf States. Hanan Kassab stressed the vitality of Arab theatre, and Maryam Yassin Al Hammadi, Director of Culture and Arts, expressed gratitude for the panel’s recommendations, aligning with the Ministry’s commitment to enhancing Qatari theatre’s cultural standing.

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