Welcome to Season 2019-20
One World Shakespeare Company 2019
Founder and CEO Alison Shan Price MBE, 35 years resident in the Middle East was awarded an MBE in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11’s New Year’s Honours List, 2017, for services to Dramatic Arts in Kuwait and the Gulf Region, the Middle East, spanning over 20 years of developing the Arts in the Middle East. In June 2001, as the Representative for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in Kuwait, with the patronage of HM Ambassador Mr Richard Muir, Alison introduced accredited UK Performance & Communication Examinations into Kuwait. Alison founded the One World Shakespeare Festival in 2012 and in 2015, began adapting for stage original books and directing bilingual productions under the National Council of Culture Arts and Letters of Kuwait, hosted by Dar al Athar Cultural Centre, which have won acclaim on the world stage at the Edinburgh Festivals in 2016 & 2017. (Please open the shows’ pages for descriptions and names of the creative teams). Sponsorship of the development of multicultural artists and refugee art programmes and charities is of paramount importance with many ex-students progressing to international drama schools and positions in the global entertainment industry. She is a patron of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Her award for International Drama was presented for the first time in 2018 in UK and Kuwait.
Congratulations to Dr Diana Sfeir for her one-woman acclaimed and continuing production in Lebanon. Diana is an Associate Artist of One World Actors Centre and the Arabic language director/ designer of our shows. In 2015, she took a leading role of the Arabic Antigone in ‘Antigone-an Arabian Tragedy’ and The Mother in ‘The Blue Box-Memories of Children of War’ at the Edinburgh Festival 2015/16. An international actress having worked in Paris and Cannes, we are privileged to have her as a member of our Ceative Team.
Congratulations to director Hamad al Jenaie ( Woman in Black , Sweeney Todd) for the resounding success of ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ in March, to celebrate 120 Years of Friendship between Kuwait & Great Britain in association the British Embassy of Kuwait.
Hamad is an Associate Artist of One World Actors Centre and Artist director of ‘The Woman in Black’ , ‘Antigone’ in Arabic for NCCAL and ‘Sweeney Todd’. Hamad holds Gold Medals in Musical Theatre and Acting from LAMDA. It is a privilege to have Hamad as a member of our Creative Team.
Wishing all LAMDA Examination candidates every success in LAMDA Performance and Communication examinations in May.