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The Theatre Company of Kenya
Statut : Association, ASBL
Adresse : P.O Box 372 – 00606Sarit Centre Nairobi
Pays concerné : Kenya
Téléphone(s) : 0722 123467


Au départ simple troupe de théâtre kenyane, elle est aujourd’hui à la tête d’un réseau de théâtre dans le pays.

De 2012 à 2015, la Theatre Company est le partenaire du réseau Sudplanète au niveau des arts de la scène au Kenya.


« Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. » Willa Cather The Theatre Company was registered in Kenya in 2000 with the aim of providing and creating space for dramatic expression. The company’s directors are Keith Pearson and Mumbi Kaigwa. The Theatre Company stages performances, offers training and provides opportunities for performers to share resources. The Company is involved in film, TV, video, as well as theatre. The Company has produced a wide-range of work; click on Performances and Workshops for more information about our productions. The Company is interested in receiving original, contemporary performance material about Kenya. Workshops and Courses The Theatre Company provides workshops and courses for children and performers in various drama techniques including acting, voice work, public speaking, improvisation, storytelling, dance and movement, music and drumming, acrobatics and clowning, the use of masks and puppets, writing and singing. The Theatre Company also designs workshops for individuals and groups with specific needs. Please click here to see the past performances and workshops. Mumbi and Keith Keith Pearson and Mumbi Kaigwa are co-directors of The Theatre Company. Mumbi has an M.Sc. in Management and Organisational Development and runs the companies’ day-to-day affairs. Keith has a Masters in Theatre Practice. The Theatre Company’s projects require their own mix of talent and expertise and we recruit personnel on a case-by-case basis; calling auditions for actors, commissioning writers and hiring directors as needed. The Company’s funding comes from training fees, grants, commissions, sponsorships, gate takings, and donations from Friends Of The Theatre Company. Workshops and Events As well as performance, The Theatre Company will plan and coordinate events. One such was organised for FEMNET’s Governing Assembly and Programming Conference. Using fabrics from all over the continent and sculptures by women from a gallery in Nairobi, we provided an evening of colour and sound for participants from all over Africa, with drumming, performance poetry and readings by women playwrights and performers. We also organised and coordinated the entertainment for the Women’s AIDS Run in September 2003 and performed rehearsed readings at the launches of Rebeka Njau’s second novel The Sacred Seed and the first edition of Kwani? – Kenya’s new literary journal. The Theatre Company also organised the first V-Day Campaign in Kenya in 2003, raising close to USDollars 10,000. This is now an annual event in Kenya. In 2005, The Theatre Company assisted Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), a Kampala-based NGO, to bring V-Day to Uganda. Unfortunately, this production was banned by the Uganda Government just days before it was due to open. Projects Specialized workshops in all aspects of drama for performers, teachers and students are available from both The Theatre Company. Numerous workshops have been held at the Museum, in schools, theatres, and at Karichota, our training centre in Naro Moru. Among the schools that have taken advantage of our services are: Peponi House School, Kestrel Manor School, Oshwal Jain Special Needs School, Aga Khan Junior Academy, Acorn Special Tutors, St. Austin’s Junior Academy, Karen Community Centre for Learning (KCCL), Nairobi Academy Kindergarten, Visa Oshwal Girls Secondary School and Premier Academy. Our areas of expertise are writing, acting, stagecraft, adult and children’s theatre, dance, acrobatics, and more.

From 2012 to 2015, the Theatre Company is the partner of the Southplanet network, for the performing arts in Kenya.