Zimbabwe Theatre Academy in partnership with the Network of emerging Arts professional, Zimbabwe Centre of the International Theatre Institute and Africalia presents the MiTambo International Theatre Festival:
The inaugural MiTambo Festival will run from the 8th to the 12th of October 2019 under the theme, ‘Emerge’. The Zimbabwean annual international theatre festival will showcase plays drawn from local and international artists in Harare. A broad range of different forms of theatre performances, master classes and paper presentations are going to be part of this exciting 5 day creative cultural gathering.
MiTambo, a shona word for plays, truly encapsulates what the festival is about; a platform through which local communities can access and celebrate the diversity of cultural identity and artistic expression. Mitambo Fest, aims to uncover and support what theatre can be and, what it can enable communities to do. It seeks to harness the unique energy and power of theatre as an immediate engagement tool for transformation of ordinary people. As a way of enhancing the visibility of theatre the festival will also have a cultural exchange component. This potential cross-pollination of ideas, aesthetics and professional artistic potential between local and international artistic initiatives will enhance the Zimbabwean theatre landscape towards performing arts taking on an active role in the socio-economic growth of our society.
At MiTambo Fest., we believe in the sharing of stories which foster a culture of dialogue and the upholding of the right to free expression. As a priority the festival will ensure that everyone in our community is given access to fresh, thought provoking and high standard theatre performances.
Open Call for Participation (Performance and Workshops);
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
For Application Form & Enquiries Contact:
Tel: +263 784 091 390