Theatre Gathering

[RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, June 2021]

Theatre is an artform that dates back to ancient Athens city, known for its diversity and profound effect on a social and political level. It spread to Hijaz back in the Ottoman Era and reached Saudi Arabia by the 1920s, when the first play entitled “Dialogue between the ignorant and uneducated” was performed in Qassim in front of King Abdulaziz.
Ministry of Culture and Information is one of the several organizations that have been established throughout the country to preserve and sponsors the Saudi theater, in addition to the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts, The King Fahd Cultural Center, and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.
It was with immense pride that we were able to add this artform alongside the ones we already offer, bringing another flavor to our stage. And so on the evening of October 25th, various actors, directors and writers flooded our space preparing for the many shows they amazed us with. This event was a turning point in our journey, and we hope we see these amazing talents achieve the success they deserve.
By Naya Ahmed