The Kampala International Theater Festival is a 4-day festival organized each year in partnership between BAYIMBA Foundation and Tebere Arts Foundation as a platform that offers development of professionalism among theater practitioners and broadens access to Theatre by supporting and facilitating the presentation of Theatre productions.
This is achieved through the various workshops, jam sessions, productions and networking sessions that are programmed during the Festival.
The 7th edition is supposed to happen in November 2020 but due to Covid19 and how fast it spreads, we have decided to postpone the physical edition until further notice. We hope that an in-person gathering for our festival can be held again in 2021.
When university student Opio is gunned down in cold blood and his girlfriend Masiko subsequently gang raped while staging a peaceful protest against the Head of State’s dismantling of the democratic government and naming himself “King”, his death and her subsequent trauma trigger a series of events that expose the ugly turmoil bubbling beneath the surface of their country’s mostly placid facade.
A re-interpretation of Francis Imbuga’s classic play “Betrayal in the City”, A Ghost Story moves the action from Imbuga’s fictional post-colonial nation of Kafira to the modern fictional nation of Kawanda, a thinly veiled critique of the current political climate of Uganda.