Gulf Stage is a unique digital project that transcends geographical barriers through artistic innovation. The project is a partnership with the British Council, Digital Theatre, the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage (Qatar), The Cultural Development Centre, a member of the Qatar Foundation which brings theatre from the Gulf to an online global audience.
The GCCYTF was a competition featuring performances chosen specifically to represent the participating countries. The actors and creative teams of each production had one day to build the set, dress rehearse, and then perform the play. The project was unique to Digital Theatre in this way, and involved close collaboration with local theatre staff, local crew, and the six production teams from around the Gulf region to realise the recording of their work.
All six plays were filmed in six days, on location at the National Theatre of Qatar during the festival itself, as well as an accompanying documentary about the project. Digital Theatre also worked in collaboration with local partners on the subtitles of the main films with the documentary subtitled in the UK.