Kuwait Monodrama Festival returns with a spectacular lineup

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Jamal Al-Lahou and Muhammad Jaber

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: The highly anticipated Kuwait International Monodrama Festival is poised to make a triumphant return, marking its seventh session at the Kuwait National Museum Theater. With the support and presence of Minister of Information Abdul Rahman Al-Mutairi, the festival is scheduled to run from January 28 to February 2, bringing together a diverse array of local and international performances.

The festival’s executive director, Jamal Al-Lahou, and founder expressed enthusiasm about the festival’s comeback after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Al-Lahou highlighted the significance of this return, promising surprises, and events for the eagerly awaited festival.

The festival is dedicated to the late artist Muhammad Jaber Al-Aidarousi, a pioneer in the field of monodrama, and will showcase a multitude of performances, artistic events, and activities throughout its duration. Al-Lahou expressed gratitude towards the leaders of the National Council and supporters of the festival for their commitment to its purposeful artistic message.

Choosing the Kuwait National Museum Theater as the venue reflects a desire to showcase the cultural and aesthetic essence of Kuwait. Al-Lahou emphasized that meticulous planning went into every detail to support and enhance the art of theater, particularly monodrama.

The festival not only aims to provide a platform for seasoned artists but also encourages young talents to excel in the field of monodrama. Al-Lahou highlighted the participation of the Gulf countries in performances and competitions, along with two accompanying contests in photography and visual art.

In addition to the artistic performances, the festival will feature exhibitions by male and female craftsmen, showcasing their talents. International organizations related to theatrical performing arts have also been invited to attend and exchange experiences about the art of monodrama.

A press conference is set to be organized in the coming days to unveil the artistic participation, participating countries, and various activities planned for the festival. The script approval committee has already received over 40 theatrical scripts from around the world.

Renowned artist Muhammad Al-Aidarousi expressed his pride and happiness at the festival bearing his name, considering it a way to immortalize his artistic career and share his experiences with the younger generation. He is expected to deliver a welcome speech at the festival’s opening ceremony, which will be attended by several Arab and Gulf ministers of information and culture.

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