BY MWANAHABARI REPORTER
The Kenya Theatre Awards is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2nd edition of the Kenya Theatre Awards, during an announcement on Monday, January 23rd at 11:00 am within The Kenya Cultural Centre incorporating Kenya National Theatre (KCC-NT) at Ukumbi Mdogo.
KTA had its inaugural ceremony in 2022 and has since continued to engage with Kenyan theatre professionals in a bid to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations.
All theatre shows submitted
A 5-person jury with representatives from academics, theatre practitioners, media and the government was tasked to attend and watch all theatre shows submitted for award consideration.
The jury upholds a high level of integrity and critical scrutiny in their selection process to pick nominees who embody the best of theatre, in a process managed by The Kenya Theatre Awards Secretariat.
The 2nd Kenya Theatre Awards’ nominees were selected from 100 theatre companies and 170 productions that took place in the year 2022.
Most of them were staged more than once, making up a performances total of 503 shows as recorded by the Kenya Theatre Awards Secretariat.
“The Kenya Theatre Awards is proud to be a driving force in the recognition and celebration of the outstanding talents and contributions of individuals and organisations in the Kenyan theatre industry.
We are thrilled to see the growth and depth of the awards continue to increase in the past year, and we are excited for the positive impact that the awards will have on the industry in the coming years.
Promote and acknowledge
2023 promises to be an even bigger and better year for Kenyan Theatre, as we continue to showcase, promote and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of those who make it all possible.
Let’s keep creating together.” – Fedari Oyagi, Chairperson, Kenya Theatre Awards Secretariat. “As a member of the jury, I can say that this year’s nominees were held to an incredibly high standard.
The quality of work produced in the Kenyan theatre industry in 2022 was truly outstanding, making the selection process incredibly difficult.
Industry is thriving
We were impressed by the level of creativity and skill displayed by all nominees and it is clear that the industry is thriving.
We are excited to see the impact that these talented individuals and organisations will have in the coming years and I am honoured to have been a part of the process of recognising their achievements through the Kenya Theatre Awards.” – Benson Ngobia, Chairperson, 2021/2022 Kenya Theatre Awards Jury.
The nominees for the 2nd Kenya Theatre Awards will be announced at a press conference on Monday, January 23rd at 11:00am.
Media and press are invited to attend the event and cover the announcement of the nominees and official launch of public voting systems.
Thereafter, the award ceremony will be held on 23rd February. ### About the Kenya Theatre Awards: The Kenya Theatre Awards (KTAs) is a premiere platform that recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in the theatre industry, elevating the standard of excellence in Kenya’s theatrical landscape.
It held its first awards ceremony on 17th February 2022, awarding outstanding acts from the year 2021.