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Monday, June 26, 2023

Plans for Kenya International Theatre Festival in Full Gear by Alexander Nderitu

Plans for the 2023 Kenya International Theatre Festival  are in high gear.  The 8th edition of the festival will be run from 31st of October to 12th November 2023.  This year’s theme is…

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Friday, March 17, 2023

“Theatre Is King”: The 2023 Kenya Theatre Awards by Alexander Nderitu

'We have approved some funds to our (Kenya Cultural Centre/Kenya National Theatre) very progressive CEO Mr. Mike Opundo, who will make sure that each winner here – each of the 37 winners h…

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Kenyans Get A Taste Of “The French Shakespeare” by Alexander Nderitu

Molière (real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) was born 400 years ago in Paris, France. He remains the most popular French playwright, a satire supremo, and is often compared to England’s Wil…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Exclusive Interview with Stuart Nash, Founder of Nairobi Performing Arts Studio by Alexander Nderitu

'As artists we are always looking to do something bigger and better than the last thing we did and I was looking for a show to do after Sarafina which would be as big or better. I happened t…

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Performing Arts Conference Sets the Pace for Future Theatrical Discourse by Alexander Nderitu

‘Whatever you teach action, it out. If you teach music, sing. If you teach language, write a novel. If you teach drama, act.’ The full version of the article Performing Arts Conference …

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Re-Imagined Play Stirs Memories of “White Mischief” in Colonial Africa by Alexander Nderitu

‘As an immigrant playwright in Denmark adapting August Strindberg's world classic 'at source' (Miss Julie premiered in Copenhagen 1888 as penned by iconic Swedish playwright August Strindb…

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Friday, November 12, 2021

One Actor, One Audience Member: Innovations in the Time of COVID by Alexander Nderitu

‘The pandemic did interesting things for creativity, forcing us to sequester ourselves and finish works that we hadn’t yet finished. It gave us an opportunity to really hanker down. We�…

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Friday, November 5, 2021

On the 5th Anniversary of The Theatre Times by Alexander Nderitu

In a world saturated with entertainment products, is evidence that live theatre is still a formidable entertainment option and cultural force. Every day, there are fresh …

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Kenya’s New Theatre Awards by Alexander Nderitu

The Kenya Theatre Awards seek to fill these two gaps by tracking and watching all performances in the country and providing data and statistics on the number of venues, performances staged, …

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Veteran Thespian Launches Collection of Original Plays by Alexander Nderitu

"We have in essence what could be the most beautiful country in the world, we have great weather, we have friendlier people than I have met travelling elsewhere, and every seven years or so,…

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Friday, March 26, 2021

ASSITEJ World Congress & Performing Arts Festival is Finally Here by Alexander Nderitu

The 2020 ASSITEJ World Congress & Performing Arts Festival / MIRAI 2020 is scheduled to take place in Japan, between 22nd March 2021 and 1st April 2021. It was previously scheduled to ta…

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Act of Will: Kenya Theatre Award Defy Covid-19 Gloom by Alexander Nderitu

The big winner at the awards (Kenya’s version of the Tony's) was Back to Basics theatre group. Founded by veteran thespian Mbeki Mwalimu, Back to Basics raked up a total of 6 awards. The f…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

“Too Early for Birds” Returns to the Stage with Music Edition by Alexander Nderitu

'Kenyan History has been scored and underscored by music. From when it was interwoven with every aspect of life, across all the nations and communities that are now counted as Kenyan, in pre…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

2019 Kenyan Theatre Award Winners by Alexander Nderitu

The 6th Edition of the Sanaa Theatre Awards took place in Nairobi city on December 17th, 2019. Sanaa Theatre Awards, founded by journalist and playwright George Orido in 2013, is Kenya’s o…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

BROADWAY: Does “The Great White Way” Live Up to Its Name? by Alexander Nderitu

Ntozake Shange, author of the famous Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuff, once said: “My goal is to be a primary, not a secondary source…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Top-Searched Musicals in Africa by Alexander Nderitu

Methodology The most-searched-for musicals in Kenya, online, are High School Musical, The Lion King and Hamilton, respectively. This is according to a recent report by TicketSource. The rese…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

The “Time Traveler” Who Took Our Tobacco by Alexander Nderitu

The Akamba people of East Africa have a saying: “The visitor has the best tobacco.” But what happens when the hosts are anxious to sample the visitor’s tobacco but, after giving them a…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards