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.
Emily Mendelsohn (director) from the US and Doreen Baingana (playwright) from Uganda showing the Workshop Production “Hills of Salt and Sugar”
– the search for identity –
HILLS OF SALT AND SUGAR is a multimedia performance and discussion about memory, place, migration, and belonging. This performance is at once a love letter to Kampala, its people, the vibrancy of everyday life; and elegy for the life-ways, knowledge, and people left behind in a global rush for “progress”.