The feedback sessions continued within the activities of Doha Theater Festival, where the Kuwaiti theater director, Muhammad Al-Hamli, commented on the play “The Shoe Wiper” in the presence of a group of theatrical and interested parties.

Critics and audiences praised the performance of the artists participating in the show, as well as the distinctive directorial tools used by director Ahmed Al-Muftah, through which he was able to bring out the creative energies of the youth and talents that participated in the show.

Mohammad Al-Hamli said that: After I read the text of “The Shoe Wiper” and went to the theater hall to watch the theatrical show; I noticed that the event is clear in the text, as well as the characters, the dialogue, and the objectives. Everything was clear from the beginning of writing until the end of converting the text from what was read into a text executed on stage, pointing out that music and rhythm are the most important elements in modern theatre, and stating that there is long music in the show that made the actors walk with its rhythm despite the varying performance on stage.

He emphasized that some dialogue sentences were presented with a kind of exaggeration, which complicated the performance. He added by saying that: After the decor turned into darkness when the earthquake occurred, this was due to the presence of beautiful lighting and scenography, and he indicated that the theater is thought and influence and the show cannot be classified on the basis that it is a public or qualitative show.

During the commentary session, the audience presented their observations about the theatrical performance, and among those who gave their impressions about the theatrical performance was the critic Dr. Hassan Rashid, who emphasized that the text is direct mental, and the challenge for director Ahmed Al-Muftah was how to deal with this mental text.


He added by saying also that: I enjoyed the performance of the actor Muhammad Ali Al-Abbasi, and the rest of the actors he knows well, and he stopped at the decor that expressed the theatrical state, as he said, stressing that the work can develop into a mass work.