If you are located in Nairobi or visiting the area this month, we highly recommend you check out the brilliant plays put forth by the 2023 Kenya International Theatre Festival. The fest is located at the Kenya National Theatre and will run from October 31 to November 12.
Founded in 2013, KITFest is an immersive and enlightening theatrical experience, where diverse performances and educational opportunities come together to inspire and connect artists and audiences from around the world. The 8th edition of the festival centers on the theme “Theatre for a Sustainable Future: Telling Stories for Climate Action”.
This year’s program looks absolutely incredibly with performances from Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, India, Italy, Germany, and more! Check out the full program here.
We especially want to take this opportunity to highlight Nigerian playwright Ogini Bernard who will be representing Nigeria through his monologue of William Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” in Hamlet. However, this monologue will be delivered in Pidgin. Read an excerpt of Bernard’s play here.
Bernard’s monologue will take place on November 1 at 7 PM at the Main Auditorium. Buy tickets here.
Other interesting plays include Malawi play “State of the Ape Address” (Nov 1), South African play “Battle her Fears” (Nov 3), and Kenyan play “Ujumbe” (Nov 5), amongst others. Find the full schedule here.
Don’t forget to buy tickets here. This is an incredible opportunity for theatre lovers to get a taste of new talent in African theatre!