Githaa

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Githaa, a full-length performance piece in the Kenyan street language sheng, was developed in 2006 by a group of performance trainees, working together with Mũmbi Kaigwa and Keith Pearson. Performances and audience workshops were held in Mathare, Korogocho, Kibera, as well as in Nairobi theatres and venues in Mombasa and Malindi.

The Performance Skills Training Programme was funded by the Ford Foundation and offered training, performance and public education, as well as developing and promoting experimental, interactive, participatory performance practice based on the core values and experience of East African theatre.

The programme ran a full-time training course for actors as well as intensive workshops in auditioning technique, dance, movement, voice training, acting, writing and directing. During the 3 years of the project, more than 400 young performers living in the Nairobi area had access to skills training.

Cast: Lydia Gitachu, Rogers Otieno, Josiah Qualata, Mary Kithomi John Ogutu and Cheptab Chepkoech, John Githui, Angie Musira and Mourad Sadat