Celebrating theatre in Uganda

Poetry, music performances, theatre, comedy, play-writing workshops and presentations, as well as different elements of arts defined this year’s World Theatre Day celebrations at Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC), formerly National Theatre.
The three-day free festival from March 25 to 27, attracted hundreds of revellers, who were treated to musical performances from Tiff Dancers and Pride Performance.

Some of the plays performed include The Kinsmen and Kinswomen, Poor Aubrey and The Visitor from Forest Hill. These were staged by students from the department of Performing Arts at Makerere University. Revellers also enjoyed comedy performances by groups such as Comedy Files, Punch liners and the Krackers
St Anthony Primary School and Clever’s Origin presented mimes, poems and songs. St Anthony also presented a play about the negative effects of war.

According to Mr Francis Ojede, the UNCC executive director, World Theatre Day highlights the role of theatre on changing our social, political, economic, cultural lives for the good of our communities, despite the present challenges the industry faces.


SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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