Z-Corp supports second edition of Rustaq Theatre Festival
Thursday, January 24, 2019

With an intention to support and strengthen the cultural milieu of Oman, The Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp) has backed the second edition of the Rustaq Theatre Festival held in the wilayat of Rustaq. A number of theatre groups from Oman and GCC participated in the theatre festival organised by the Rustaq Theatre Group.

This year the Rustaq Theatre Festival paid tribute to popular Omani cinema and theatre artist Salim Bahwan who passed away in 2017. A photo exhibition entitled ‘Rustaq through the times’ showcasing 35 photographs was also held as part of the Rustaq Theatre Festival. The theatre festival attracted a number of budding actors, established actors, directors, drama aficionados and also the general public.

Speaking of Z-Corp’s support to the Rustaq Theatre Festival, Mohammed Al Hasani, Chief Communications Officer, Z-Corp said, “Bringing extraordinary and unique experiences to cultural aficionados, the Rustaq Theatre Festival is dedicated to continuing the tradition of Omani and Arab theatre.  We were delighted to support the Rustaq Theatre Festival which also promotes Omani talent and raises awareness of theatre, drama and the arts. As part of our social responsibility, we are keen to encourage local performing artists and celebrate theatre talent.  We hope to see Omani talents grow as celebrated theatre artists and also hope to see Omani theatre sector flourish and make a name internationally. We congratulate Rustaq Theatre Group for their efforts in celebrating Arab theatre”

He also added, “We were also touched that the festival paid tribute to Oman’s legendary and versatile actor Salim Bahwan who was known for his unique talent.”

Thanking Z-Corp for contributing to raise the profile of the arts sector in Oman, Mohammed Khamis Al Maamri director, Rustaq Theatre Group said, “For the theatre scene to flourish in Oman it needs the support of the private sector and we thank The Zubair Corporation for seeing the theatre festival as an endeavour worth of investment. We are sure that with support from the society and private sector companies such as Zubair can make the theatre scene more vibrant.”

Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp) had supported the Rustaq Theatre Group’s first theatre festival in 2016 too. Rustaq Theatre Group has been active in the drama scene in Oman and the region for some years now.

The Zubair Corporation LLC (Z-Corp) has previously supported the Muscat International Film Festival organised by the Oman Film Society to celebrate excellence in cinema and encourage Omani filmmakers.

In this context, it is important to remember that in line with its corporate social responsibility strategy, The Zubair Corporation has been supporting art, culture and literature. Bait Al Zubair Foundation, the cultural arm of The Zubair Corporation has been steadfastly devoted to preserving and advancing Oman’s culture and continues to be a key player in this quest.

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