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Prominent Qatari playwright Hamad Al-Rumaihi at CCQ

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote art and culture, the Theater Arts Program at the Community College of Qatar (CCQ) hosted prominent Qatari director and playwright Hamad Al-Rumaihi in a seminar entitled "Theater between Experimentation, Modernity and Heritage" in the presence of the Coordinator of the Theater Arts Program Dr. Said Ennaji, students enrolled in the program, and faculty members.

At the outset of the event, the Qatari artist talked about the horizons of experimentation, modernity and heritage, before touching upon his own experience in theatrical writing as well as highlighting Qatari theater arts during the second half of the twentieth century. Al-Rumaihi also shed a spotlight on the challenges faced by scriptwriters and theater directors when expressing unconventional ideas.

The event is not the first of its kind to be held at CCQ. In previous semesters, the Theater Arts Program hosted a number of influential figures in Qatar’s cultural scene, among them Author and Theater Director Abdul Rahman Al-Mannai, eminent artist Ghanim Al-Sulaiti and theater pioneer Musa Zainal, as well as artist Hadiyya Said.

CCQ’s Theater Arts Program is the fruition of a joint collaboration between the College and the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The Program offers four main tracks that qualify students for an associate degree in Drama and Criticism, Design and Décor, Theater Administration, and Acting and Directing. The Program’s second batch of students are expected to graduate in May this year.

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