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Event Calendar: Alliance Française Accra presents Agrobi Theatre Festival, October 17 – 26

Alliance Française Accra presents the maiden edition of the AGROBI THEATRE FESTIVAL from 17th October to 26th October, 2019.

Agrobi Theatre Festival is a five-day theatre festival aimed at bringing together; theatre lovers, art lovers, stakeholders of the art to experience theatre from various groups (professional and student groups). This is the first of its kind as it seeks to focus on contemporary artistes (groups) on the periphery. It also seeks to promote original stories or adaptations of African stories that explore our culture; at the same time tackling social issues in a unique manner.

NAME OF THE EVENT: Workshop

TYPE OF EVENT: Theatre (Workshop):

DAY: 17thOctober 2019

TIME: 6PM

VENUE: Seminar Room

RATE: FREE

DESCRIPTION:

Theatre workshop dubbed “script to stage” facilitated by Dr. Ekua Ekumah (Head, Theatre Arts Department, University of Ghana) on the 17th.

All theatre professionals are invited including theatre students.

This is an opportunity to experiment with Dr. Ekumah on how to transform an idea into a script and create a performance out of a script. This session will use improvisation for the purposes of demonstration. 

NAME OF THE EVENT: The Boor directed by Rita Richardson

TYPE OF EVENT: Theatre (Workshop):

DAY: 17thOctober 2019

TIME: 8PM

VENUE: LA PAILLOTE STAGE

RATE: FREE

DESCRIPTION:

“THE BOOR”

Adapted by Zaafi Art Production

Is an 1800s classic play also known as “THE BEAR” comes in One Act and has three main

characters.

What’s more, the play by it well-crafted plotting and thematic message cleverly touches on issues of love- marriage, money – financial instability, the battle of the sexes, Prejudice, Pride grieve-death and lose among other social vices still relatable in this era.

NAME OF THE EVENT: Trans-Maître Directed by

TYPE OF EVENT: Theatre (French)

DAY: 18thOctober 2019

TIME: 8:30PM

VENUE: Amphi theatre

RATE: 30/15

 

NAME OF THE EVENT: Tell directed by Abena Danso Dansoa

TYPE OF EVENT: Theatre

DAY: 18thOctober 2019

TIME: 8:30PM

VENUE: Amphi theatre

RATE: 30/15

 

Tell an experimental play on Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence, conceptualized, directed and produced by the creative director of Eagles Roar Creatives. It is an experimental that feeds on the experiences and abilities of the performers to express their views and ask thought provoking questions. In this experimental play, the life of the abused is likened to that of the spider, which has a very special place in the history of Ghanaian folklore. ‘TELL’ brings to life the reality of the effects of sexual abuse mixed with a blend of amusement in physical theatre.

NAME OF THE EVENT: Chains and Shackles by Woelinam Dziewornu-Norvor

TYPE OF EVENT: Theatre (A Year of Return Special)

DAY: 25thOctober 2019

TIME: 7 PM

VENUE: AMPHITHEATRE

RATE: 30GHC/15GHC FOR AF STUDENTS AND MEMBERS/FREE UNDER 16

DESCRIPTION:

It all begins in an undisturbed land of Anomansah. A village located in Elmina, present day Ghana before the arrival of the Portuguese. Daily life has been a blissful affair between Ama Ghana and her many children. A land where storytelling and laughter rises and recedes with the night. It is in this beautiful land of gold and splendour, of joy and respect, of plentiful sunshine and beautiful nights that Diogo discovers. Perceived as a god, he seduces Ama Ghana and Dzapata into letting their children go on a voyage unknown. A journey aboard a monstrous ship, a journey of pain, of sweat, of sorrow and of dirges. The story unfolds. 

NAME OF THE EVENT: Ajenuloo Directed by Dr. Aristedes Hargoe

TYPE OF EVENT: Theatre

DAY: 19thOctober 2019

TIME: 7PM

VENUE: AMPHITHEATRE

RATE: 30GHC/15GHC FOR AF STUDENTS AND MEMBERS/FREE UNDER 16

DESCRIPTION:

Ajenuloo, a Ga word for Riddles, concerns itself with creativity, wit, and a high sense of intelligence needed to unravel coded messages that are meant to intrigue the mind. This dance piece Ajenuloo, bodily narrates the journey of life which very much like a riddle, are unexplainable acts embedded within our varied art forms. These myriad art forms speak to the multi dimensionalities of our cultures and the complexities it evokes as part of the aesthetics of the Ghanaian or African art form.

NAME OF THE EVENT: Chaskele “Kick the Filth” directed by Solomon Dartey

TYPE OF EVENT: Devised Theatre

DAY: 19thOctober 2019

TIME: 8:30PM

VENUE: AMPHITHEATRE

RATE: 30GHC/15GHC FOR AF STUDENTS AND MEMBERS/FREE UNDER 16

DESCRIPTION:

Chaskele is a devised performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through the use of folklore, the performance engages SDG – Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, and Goal 15 – Life on Land. This presentation highlights the processes the ensemble employed in tackling the key issues goals 3, 6, & 15.

NAME OF THE EVENT: African Man directed by Akosua HANSON (Drama Queens)

TYPE OF EVENT:

DAY: 26th October 2019

TIME: 8:30PM

VENUE: AMPHITHEATRE

RATE: 30GHC/15GHC FOR AF STUDENTS AND MEMBERS/FREE UNDER 16

DESCRIPTION:

This play hopes to explore black masculinities, gender role stereotyping and patriarchy. This production hopes to spark deep conversation on black masculinity, how it presents, how it is affected by patriarchy, in order to engender a rich conversation of African masculinities.

NAME OF THE EVENT: KAROO MOOSE directed by Dr. Ekua Ekumah and Dr. Sarah Dorgbadzi

TYPE OF EVENT: Theatre

DAY: 2

26thOctober 2019

TIME: 7PM

VENUE: AMPHITHEATRE

RATE: 30GHC/15GHC FOR AF STUDENTS AND MEMBERS/FREE UNDER 16

DESCRIPTION:

A moose is loose in the village of Noxton.  Everyone is terrified except the young girl Thozama. Her childlike innocence is violently taken from her as she is forcefully ushered into womanhood.  An encounter with the ‘moose’ turns the course of her life forever.

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Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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