Yesterday evening, the Sixth Gulf Theater Festival for Persons with Disabilities, which lasted for six days, was concluded. The festival was held at the conference center at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh. The theatrical plays were performed by a number of persons with disabilities and other actors to enhance the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. All countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) competed for the awards for the best actor and actress with disabilities, the best actor and actress without disabilities, the best writer, the best stage decoration, and the best theatrical play.
Oman won the best play award for "The Journey," which was performed by a group of persons with different disabilities. Saudi Arabia won second place for "Almirkaz," which was performed by a group of persons with intellectual disabilities and Down syndrome. Bahrain won third place for "Kashta," which was also performed by a group of persons with disabilities. All plays addressed several issues related to persons with disabilities, such as interaction, talent, and inclusion.
It is worth noting that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hosting the Gulf Theater Festival for Persons with Disabilities in its sixth session, represented by the Authority of people with Disability, in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. A number of governmental, private, and non-profit sectors contributed to the festival. The festival aims to raise the level of society's awareness about disability, ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities, showcase their talents, and improve the quality of services provided to them