The Kampala International Theatre Festival aims at contributing to the development and promotion of all forms of theatre and to develop new audiences for theatre, supporting the creation and presentation of the best theatre productions from East African playwrights that Sundance Institute East Africa had invested in during a period of close to 13 years. The first edition of the festival was held in Kampala at the National Theatre, from 26th to 30th November 2014, with support from Sundance Institute East Africa, Institut Francais/Alliance Francaise, Mimeta and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Uganda, presenting eight productions from East Africa, one guest production from South Africa/France and a screening of a US-Ugandan production in alternative formats, presentations and spaces. To get a grasp of what transpired check out the festival booklet, videos of the productions and reviews on our blog.
Having successfully piloted and introduced the Kampala International Theatre Festival as a welcome add-on to the annual cultural calendar in Uganda and East Africa, the festival now opens up to theatre productions across the region, the continent and beyond. Theatre practitioners are invited to submit their productions for #KITF2015. Applications are open till 30th June 2015 – check here!