Kuwait believes in theater's role in development: Minister
Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah said yesterday that Kuwait "genuinely believes" in importance of theater's role in development and cultural progress. Sheikh Salman, also Minister of State for Youth Affairs and President of the National Council for Culture, Art and Letters (NCCAL), said Kuwait government has prepared an ambitious plan to promote role of theater.
Speaking at the inauguration of Kuwait's 17th Theater Festival, Sheikh Salman said the government planned to modernize existing theaters, as well as building new ones in the six governorates. He said the opening of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center, which he described as a "cultural and artistic icon," would contribute to cultural development in Kuwait. Sheikh Salman said the government was eager to promote role of theater, thus formed a higher committee for theaters aimed at developing the message conveyed by the theater, coupled with other efforts to discover new play writers.
He said the Theater Festival would contribute to spreading the culture of diversity, tolerance and accepting of the others. Many play writers, actors, actresses and directors were honored during the opening ceremony of the festival. The festival, to conclude on December 21, would feature seven plays all vying for the best play award. — KUNA
KUWAIT: Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah inaugurates Kuwait’s 17th Theater Festival. — KUNA
A theatrical display held during the festival.