A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER & CEO : ALISON SHAN PRICE MBE FRGS
After two years online meeting together in our homes around the world due to Lockdown we were excited to reopen our Production House and interactive Theatre Workshops at Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah in Kuwait on 25 September 2022. The House is open for business !
Our Production House was delighted to be invited to present two productions under the auspices of the National Council for Culture Arts & Letters as part of the 27th Cultural Season of Dar Al Athar Al Islamyyah at the kind invitation of H.H. Sheikha Hussa Sabah al Salem al Sabah.
The two productions were William Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Associate Director Hamad al Jenaie with Nader Abdullah in the lead role of Prospero supported by One World Actors and Intermediate One World Youth Actors and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage directed by Alison Shan Price with Laila al Qadhi in the lead role of Anna Ferling supported by a cast of twenty multicultural One World Actors.
ONE WORLD ACTOR CENTRE PRODUCTION HOUSE
ONE WORLD ACTOR EDUCATION
THEATRE IN EDUCATION T.I.E. WORKSHOPS
Our Theatre in Education T.I.E. workshop: Gertrude Bell Explores Arabia
In association with The Children’s Art Workshop CAW at The DAI Amricani Cultural Centre, and with the kind support of ‘The Gertrude Bell Exhibition'(UNESCO protected) @Newcastle University OWAC bought the History of Arabia to children through drama. Accompanying Gertrude (played by workshop creator, Alison Shan Price) in travel, shopping in the Arabic Souks (markets), learning to ride a camel, desert raids and archaeological digs, ended with a tremendous tour of the children’s museum of the al Sabah Collection, led by DAI mini docents.
LIVING HISTORY PERFORMANCE
Our original production, for the Gulf Festival The Place I Call Home: At Home with the Dicksons
Presented at the Dickson House Cultural Centre as part of the ‘120 Year Celebrations of UK -Kuwait Friendship’ kwuk120, sponsored by the British Council, The Kuwait National Council for Culture Arts & Letters, The British Embassy, DAI & Ffotogallery Wales.
Brian McLaughlin as Lt. Colonel Harold Dickson, milk-brother of the Anizah tribe, British Political Agent 1929-37) and Kuwait Oil Company liaison officer for H.H. Sheikh Ahmad al Sabah,(1937-59), Alison Shan Price, as Dame Violet Dickson, who lived in Kuwait until 1990, and Hamad al Jenaie as the property manager Mohammed.
SHAKESPEAREAN WORKSHOPS AND EDUCATIONAL Q &A SESSIONS FOR UNIVERSITIES & SCHOOLS
Hamad al Jenaie’s HAMLET by William Shakespeare, as part of the 25th Cultural Season of Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah and The National Council for Culture Arts & Letters, took Kuwait by storm. It included schools & university session for examination purposes and Media interviews. Starring Yousef al Nasser as Hamlet the production, set in a mental asylum focussed on contemporary themes of mental trauma caused by loss, betrayal, being unable to speak and continual observation.
ONE WORLD ACTORS CENTRE & THE KUWAIT CENTRE LAMDA EXAMINATIONS AWARD CEREMONIES
Kindly hosted annually by international art patron Sheikha Paula al Sabah and Sheikha Yasmine al Sabah and attended by the Guest of Honour, HM Ambassador to Kuwait.
Congratulations to Hamad al Jenaie, Producer, Director, Actor and Recipient of The Dame Judi Dench Shakespeare Award !
Hamad (dir: Woman in Black, Sweeney Todd, Shakespeare in the Park, Hamlet, The Tempest )
Hamad is an Associate Artist of One World Actors Centre, holding Gold Medals at Grade 8, in Musical Theatre & Acting from LAMDA, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and the LAMDA Shakespeare Certificate (with Distinction). Hamad is also the recipient of The Adam Darius Award for Exceptional Performance, 2017, and The Alison Shan Price Award for International Drama, 2018. It is a privilege to have Hamad as a member of our Creative Team.
‘ONE’ : CELEBRATING DIVERSITY
Celebrating with our outstanding actresses. Powerful women. Passionate about what they believe in.
GOING ONLINE (2020-21).
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, sadly our contact programmes and shows were postponed during the crisis, including HAMLET’S international premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2020.
However, we have been very active in our online programme with our students in different parts of the world participating in Speech, Acting and Storytelling programmes. And Nurse Tia went viral with a message for children.
Nurse Tia with her own script and costume
During the Lockdown we created presentations based on the powerful stories of our icons of the past through their voices. Here are a few of our wonderful characters.