The Woman Who Would Be King is a one-woman show written and performed by Esosa E. that chronicles the journey of Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh of Egypt. In the play, Esosa embodies 11 characters from Hatshepsut’s world to bring to life her fascinating journey from her youth until the moment she takes the throne. The play made it’s world debut in South Africa in 2016, and then premiered in the U.S. at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. On August 4, 2017, The Woman Who Would Be King, debuted on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to a standing room only crowd.
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.