Bayimba in partnership with Sundance Institute East Africa is venturing into a new festival specifically dedicated to the arts discipline of theatre: the Kampala International Theatre Festival will premiere on 26th to 30th November, 2014 at the Uganda National Theatre.
Tickets: 10,000 UGX for Adults, 5,000 UGX for Students per performance. Click here to get your full five-day festival pass at a discounted rate of 50,000 UGX only!
— The #KITF2014 journey —
The Kampala International Theatre Festival aims at contributing to the development and promotion of theatre, as a dedicated platform to showcase talented upcoming and established playwrights and productions from (East) Africa.
The Festival comes after a period of close to 13 years of investment by Sundance Institute East Africa, through its Theatre Program, in exposure and exchange activities with artists from East Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda). Through its program, it has advanced the work of risk-taking artists by supporting them throughout their careers with the aim to contribute to a meaningful and engaging dialogue between artists and their audiences.
Bayimba Cultural Foundation and Sundance Institute East Africa have found common ground and joined forces to contribute to a vibrant and visible theatre industry in the East African region by creating a platform to support and facilitate the creation and presentation of the best and relevant theatre productions, connect the theatre-making community in East Africa and broaden the access to (stage) theatre and develop new audiences: the Kampala International Theatre Festival.
The festival is programmed and produced by longtime Sundance Institute Theatre Program staff member, Deborah Asiimwe, and Faisal KIWEWA, Director Bayimba Cultural Foundation. The historic first edition of the festival features productions by East African artists that have received support over the years from Sundance Institute East Africa as well as a guest production from South Africa, that is brought in with the support of Alliance Francaise Kampala.
For subsequent editions, the festival seeks to create opportunities for collaboration between East African artists and their counterparts in the Middle East & North Africa as the Sundance Institute Theatre Program deepens its commitment to this region in future years. The Kampala International Theatre Festival therefore promises to become one of the most exciting theatre festivals in Africa. Do therefore not miss out on joining for the first edition! programme | venue | tickets | contact