Tuesday, 20 January 2015
This Is Kenya's Freakshow!
It is a collaborative play featuring Nairobi’s best actors, musicians, dancers and spoken word artists.
The show tackles issues including: gender, identity, sexuality and illness. Freakshow Collective is a brand new theatre company based in Nairobi.
Freakshow Collective creates new plays for social impact and features a variety of art forms including acting, music, dance and spoken word.
In their debut performance of the new play Freakshow, the company examines what it means to be considered “different” by society.
The play aims to put subjects that are typically controversial on stage and educate and enlighten audiences. Freakshow features some of Nairobi’s most prominent artists.
The cast includes actors: Paul Ogola, Dival and Lawrence Murage, spoken word artists: Mufasa and Teardrops and members of the Kenya Dance Academy.
The play also features new actors in their debut performances. Under the direction of Canadian theatre artist, Brianna Roberts the cast has devised the script together using their personal stories about times when society has made them feel like a “freak” based on something they cannot change.
The performers will be sharing scenes of their personal experiences with gender, identity, mental illness, sexuality, physical illness, addiction and body image.
The play runs February 5, 6 and 7th at 7:00pm at the Alliance Francaise. Tickets are 500ksh and are available at the Alliance Francaise, PAWA254 or by calling 0728611264 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org