Kampala International Theatre Festival 6th edition

The European Union has joined the Tebere Arts Foundation and the Bayimba Foundation to help the sixth release of the Kampala International Theatre Festival (KITF). It will take place at the Ndere Cultural Center and the Uganda Museum from the 26th to the 30th of November 2019.

The current year’s celebration is under the subject “self-personality, love, and the impacts of war and relocation.”

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The Kampala International Theatre Festival unites prestigious dramatists, chiefs. In addition, commended on-screen characters, outfits and stage planners from everywhere throughout the world.

The celebration this year will have creations from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Palestine, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

It will investigate new sorts – from the melodic auditorium to puppetry. To talk about the mind-boggling topics of war, relocation, and self-personality.

The celebration speaks to likewise a learning occasion for the performing expressions network. For instance, as it will have roundtables and composting workshops.

Kampala International Theatre Festival
Kampala International Theatre Festival

The generation of the current year’s version is driven by the Tebere Arts Foundation with Asiimwe Deborah Kawe as Artistic Director. In addition, Karishma Bhagani as Associate Artistic Director, Aganza Kisaka as Associate Producer. Faisal Kiwewa, from Bayimba Foundation, is the co-maker of the 2019 celebration.

Beatrice Campodonico, Cultural Attaché at the European Union said that the European Union in Uganda comprehends the significance of theater.

“Inside the European Union, social and innovative segments are significant for guaranteeing the proceeded with the improvement of social orders. Also, are at the core of the imaginative economy,” she stated, featuring the open doors offered by the inventive businesses. For example, as far as youth strengthening and employment creation.

Aganza Kisaka, from the Tebere Arts Foundation, reviewed the root of the Kampala International Theatre Festival.

“KITF was conceived out of an energizing association with the Sundance Institute East Africa. It helps dramatists and other theatre creators from Eastern Africa through yearly ‘lab’ residencies in East Africa and somewhere else”.


She included that the celebration got more than 50 applications from Africa, Europe, South America, India, North America, Africa. Also, she declared the consideration of an association with the Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative created and run by Eric Wainaina under Rainmaker Limited.

“This celebration gives a stage to people, in general, to participate in a profound and significant discussion. This is through theatre and grandstand different parts of performing expressions.

Every presentation will be trailed by a discussion back where specialists will impart their imaginative procedure to the group of spectators,” said Karishma Bhagani, KITF Associate Artistic Director.

“Our association involves giving a stage to UK craftsmen to team up with others. Furthermore, upskill specialists through inventive masterclasses. This year, Nick Makoha, acclaimed Ugandan dramatist who lives in the UK, however, will play out his play, My Father.

Also, other Super Heroes just because for Ugandans at KITF,” said Rasheeda Nalumoso from the British Council.

Throughout the years, the KITF has become a space that energizes exhibitions. Also, a post-execution discourse tied in with producing and holding associations, testing taboos and commending contrasts.

The Kampala International Theatre Festival will cost UGX 70,000 adults and UGX 50,000 children. A solitary day pass will cost UGX 20,000 for grown-ups and UGX 10,000 for understudies.

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