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.
Eric Wainaina has released four studio albums, “Sawa Sawa” (2001), “Twende Twende” (2006), “Love and Protest” (2011), and “Dreams In Stereo” (2018).
He also has a long-standing career in musical theatre. In 2004, he wrote and co-starred in “Mo Faya.” The musical was staged for 8 week at the GoDown Arts Centre before a 52 show tour between 2007 and 2008.
In November 2016, he established The Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative to offer African artists new and alternative models for creating musicals. The initiative has catalyzed the creation of 11 Kenyan musicals.
In 2018, he adapted Tinga Tinga Tales into a musical before presenting it at the New Victory Theatre on Broadway in New York.