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.

Arrest the Poem (UG)

from Kitara Poets, directed by Ngobi Kagayi

– how does one arrest a poem? –

A normal day at the ‘KATALE’ market place is interrupted by protest poets marching while reciting poems about how the market-place has oil. Commander ‘Common Sense’ orders Captain ‘Kill Me Quick’ and the Chairman to arrest the poems before they can cause more havoc. How shall they execute this order? How does one arrest a poem?

Explored is the struggle poets undergo as they seek to get their Art out there. Many are paid in exposure and platforms. Overtime this has reduced the Art to a less profitable one as compared to the rest in the same category.

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