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.

Radio Play

Text by Elizabeth Senja Spackman (US)
Directed by Ruzibiza Wesley (Rwanda)

RADIO PLAY is a new theatre piece by Amizero Kompagnie, in collaboration with Rwandan artists. When a young woman finds herself on the night watch as host of late night call-in show, the secrets of others— stories of the unsaid, failed relationships, secret diseases and affairs start to infect her life and imagination as she tries to stay awake. When she signs out, the Morning DJ comes in. His job is to turn the raw facts into cheery messages of hope, but his skills at spinning nonsense come back to haunt him as the stories from the night watch collide with the morning facade. As the news from this troubled anonymous central African country becomes aggressively pleasant, the stories of the night collide with the relentless sunniness of the daily news, we realize every character has a secret, even the radio hosts themselves.

Playwright/Actress: Elizabeth Spackman
Director/Actor: Wesley Ruzibiza
Stage Manager: Dianana Santiago
Acting Company: Herve Kimenyi, Michael Sengazi

Video “Radio Play” at #KITF2014

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