The current happenings in the Arab world, also dubbed as the (Arab Spring), could provide new inspiration to the local theater, plays, and artistic expressions, said Kuwaiti theater director Sulaiman Al-Bassam here on Monday.
Speaking to KUNA after his participation in the "Arab World in revolutions" conference held in Paris last week, Al-Bassam said the current situation compelled him to focus on the creation of theatrical productions with political awareness messages.
Al-Bassam revealed that he was working on a play that would address the revolution in the Arab world and its impact on the region.
Al-Bassam is a Kuwaiti playwright and theatre director, and founder of Zaoum Theatre Company (London 1996-2001). From The Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK to Peter Brook's legendary theatre in Paris, from Japan to the USA, Al-Bassam's work has been celebrated across four continents by the world's most prestigious cultural powerhouses.
The work of Sulaiman Al-Bassam Theatre challenges the negative preconceptions surrounding Arab and Muslim culture today, it champions the Arab voice internationally and creates an intercultural space for Arab culture on the world stage