Kuwaiti playwright presents latest work

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: The Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam has presented his latest play, I Medea, during the arts’ festival in Mexico. Speaking to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Al-Bassam said that his play that had been shown for two days, exhibited issues related to immigration, identity confl icts and belonging, love, treason and revenge.

Al-Bassam, Hala Omran, Usama Al-Jameee, Abed Qobsisi and Ali Hout salute audience in presenting Napoli

It also deals with power of digital platforms in altering the political landscape, in addition to portraying other symbolic modern-time matters. I Media is a research project with a script shedding light on cross-border issues, backed by an atmosphere of special lighting and poetic touch. Al-Bassam’s troupe groups renowned and distinguished characters from Europe and the Arab world, namely the French-Syrian actress Hala Omran, the musical band “The Dragon or Two,” the lighting director Samir Shaarawi, Egypt, the production director and actor Usama Al-Jamee, Tunisia, and the Jordanian translator Wafa Al-Faraheen.

He has affirmed that his work is inspired from various cultures, stressing that theatrical creation should have no identity, “other than the sole artistic cross-border identity.” The work had gotten the lion’s share of trophies in the 22nd session of Carthage Theatrical festival held in December 22, 2021(KUNA)

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