The main objectives of Ghana Theatre Festival 2019 is the offering of an opportunity for groups to exhibit their works, build their capacity in theatre productions and provide quality performances to patrons throughout a the festival week.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Nurturing and Growing Artistic Voices”.
The Ghana Theatre Festival initiated in 2014 has grown over the years and has undergone several changes to suite the taste of our yearning audiences who want to see a variety performances and artistic displays during the festival.
They have therefore improvised and partnered with a well selected list of production houses that cuts across all the fields of arts.
This year’s festival will include Dance Theatre, Drama, Highlife musical performances, Live paintings, Arts Exhibitions, Workshops, Poetry performances, Theatre Programme for Schools, Stand-up Comedy and many others.
There will be intriguing performances artistic displays from production houses like the National Drama Company, National Symphony Orchestra, National Dance Company, Ehalakasa, 2Idiots, FC productions, GAVA, Kasa Entertainment, Village Minds productions, Visual Arts Empowerment project (VASEP) and Wear Ghana presenting the Top 100 Fair.
Some performances slated for the festival are Oliver Twist for Basic schools, Ananse in the land of Idiots, Man Talk Woman Talk, Fowls for sale, Laughline, Man 1, Love of Mamavi, Talk Party, Evening Classical, Ku na wana (Death will come), Movie night, Highlife Time, Comedy Series, and Concert Party.
A workshop session will be held as part of the festival to provide insight into modern ways of producing theatre works marketing artistic works as well.
Theatre programmes for schools has been included in this year’s festival to educate students in both J.H.S and S.H.S on their drama books with the performance of the set plays by an accomplished and experienced group, it is more importantly nurturing these students into theatre lovers and patrons for the future.
The National Theatre is intrigued to say patrons of this festival will not lack a day without been entertained and all should be prepared to be mesmerized by our artistic experience that will be showcased.