During a Press Conference:
SITFY celebrates Daoud Hussien’s distinguished theatrical journey, in the presence of: Ashraf Zaki, Elham Shahin, Samiha Ayoub, and Boussi Shalabi…
*Daoud Hussien: I fell in love with the Egyptian art… I learnt imitation from Ahmed Zaki… I’m deeply thankful for Ahmed Abdulhalim, Saad Ardash, and Abdulhussien Reda
*Ashraf Zaki: Egyptian artists did not feel for a moment that Daoud Hussien does not belong to the Egyptian identity… He was able to win our hearts through his art, morals, and attitude… Our deepest appreciation and respect to him
Sharm El-Sheikh International Theater Festival for Youth (SITFY), under the supervision of director Mazen El-Gharabawy, devoted a press conference to Kuwaiti actor, Daoud Hussien (one of the honorees of the sixth edition and a member of the Ensemble Production competition’s jury). The press conference was moderated by head of the media committee, director and journalist, Gamal Abdelnasser. Abdelnasser declares that Daoud Hussien is an iconic Arab artist who grew up in theater, which he studied at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Kuwait. Furthermore, Abdelnasser adds that Hussien was taught by iconic playwrights in Egypt and the Arab world; he is the son of theater and presented more than seventy works, the most famous of which are: “Bye Bye London”, “Rehlat Handala”, “Sabouha”, “Istijwab”, “Moraheq Fe El Sabi’nat”, and etc.
At the podium, Head of the Artists’ Syndicate, Dr. Ashraf Zaki praised and welcomed Daoud Hussien and stated that we do not feel that Hussien is Kuwaiti but rather Egyptian. He is “one of us” who drinks from the Nile, lives with us, and always performs outstanding works. His most prominent characteristics are his morals and his love for his profession, Egypt, and fans -who love him, too-. Moreover, Dr. Ashraf Zaki pointed out that Egyptian artists did not feel for a moment that artist Daoud Hussien does not belong to the Egyptian identity… He was able to win our hearts through his art, morals, and attitude… Our deepest appreciation and respect to him
On his part, Daoud Hussien expressed his gratitude to STIFY for such great honor. He also expressed his gladness to be among a group of great creators and artists, including: Samiha Ayoub “Lady of Arab Theater”, star Elham Shahin, media representative Boussi Shalabi, artist Nissaf Ben Hafsia “President of Carthage Theater Days Festival”.
Daoud tackled his beginnings in art; he used to imitate his teachers while he was a student. Daoud highlights the idea that imitation is one of the actor’s weapons, noting that his role model in imitation was late iconic actor, Ahmed Zaki (who was successful in imitating and embodying characters). Additionally, he expressed his profound gratitude to iconic professors he was taught by, being their righteous son, including: Dr. Saeed Khattab, Dr. Saad Ardash, and Dr. Ahmed Abdelhalim.
Furthermore, Hussien recalled one of the situations with Dr. Ahmed Abdelhalim; when he was late for a lecture and the Dr. allowed him to enter but he didn’t pay attention to him. That situation was the punishment from which he learnt commitment throughout his artistic career. Additionally, Hussien emphasized that he learnt the significance of commitment from the very beginning. He adds that he always remembers his teachers and professors and recites Al-Fatihah for them before each and every theatrical performance. Furthermore, Hussien tackled the cinematic works and films he presented in Egypt, including: “Andalib Al-Dokki”, and “Ala Ganb Ya Osta” which marks his beginning in Egypt. The previously-mentioned film was a milestone for him to join the Egyptian artistic stadium, which is not a piece of cake at all -as he describes it- and requires exerting efforts. When he first came to Egypt, his ultimate goal was win…