To travel into memory is to forget
Why an experimental play in the Lagos Theatre festival fused with poetry, song and dance is named after it is a question I was too shaken by the experience to ask.
Nigeria hosts global conference on theatre, criticism, politics
The Executive Committee of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), UNESCO’s statute B global partner in theatre criticism, holds its first ever-official event on the African continent during the Lagos Theatre festival....
Iwalewa… A narrative of poverty-to-awareness dance performance
Iwalewa has been a dance essemble QDance Centre, led by Qudus Onikeku, has been performing all over the world. It probably started in France, where the contemporary dance exponent, Onikeku, lived for some time before relocating back to Nigeria....
Azagidi… mulling betrayed love, leadership deficit
Written by Don Pedro Obaseki, but directed by Tunji Sotimirin, the play tells the story of how Azagidi (Victor Owa) explores the marine world, where he meets one of the daughters of the sea god and confesses love.
The Mirror Cracks… A peep behind ECOMOG’s veil of silence
Playwright Prof. Ahmed Yerima is the ultimate psychologist in his new play, The Mirror Cracks, staged for the first time last weekend in Lagos, by Joshua Alabi-led Kininso Koncepts at Theatre Republic, Lekki, Lagos.
Story of the old and the young in Itan
While taking a critical look at society so as to suggest ways to make it better by boosting children and parents’ relations, the late Israeli psychologist, Haim G. Ginott...
British Council to train twenty aspiring theatre critics
As a part of its commitment to the development of the Nigerian theatre, the British Council has partnered with the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) and the Guardian Newspapers to train and mentor twenty people, between ages 18 - 35 in theatre criticism.
Fractures… A mixed baggage of economic migration, filial love gone sour
Aboriginal Theatre’s production last weekend of Fractures, an adaptation of American Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, offered a spectacular view into the lives of Africa’s economic migrants abroad and the sometimes...