Monday, August 26, 2013

SPOTLIGHT: Kenneth Uphopho - Director of Drama - SARO Musical Play

First spotlight of this week is Kenneth Uphopho, the Director of Drama for the musical play - SARO.

 Below is a brief spotlight on the director.

Kenneth Uphopho has worked with notable directors like Prof Wole Soyinka, Prof Femi Osofisan, Felix Okolo, Richard Klug, Ben Tomoloju, Steve James, Muyiwa Osinaike, and Wole Oguntokun. His most recent directorial credits include; Little Drops 2012 performed by LAPA and produced by Joke Silva, Ajigbe 2012 performed at the Lagos Live Festival organised by Goethe Institute before going on a month long tour of Europe and Shattered 2013 for the British Council organised Lagos Theatre Festival.

Kenneth has also co-produced and managed major events such as The Muson Festival, A Season of Soyinka, Black Heritage Festival, World Dance Day, International Theatre Day, Festival of Plays, and A Harvest with Soyinka.

He has designed and packaged summer camp programs for schools, trainings in theatre and role play resolutions for corporates, entertainment for events and a host of many others. He is an Alumnus of the Department of Theatre Arts & Music, Lagos State University and recently commissioned as Artistic Director/Producer for the 2014 British Council Lagos Theatre Festival.

Kenneth Uphopho has been part of the theatre renaissance in Nigeria for over a decade now.
As an actor, he has appeared in over 100 stage productions such as Ola Rotimi’s The gods are not to blame, Wedlock of the gods by Zulu Sofola, The Wives by Prof Ahmed Yerima, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and a host of many others.

As a director, he has directed over 30 productions for PAWS and other independent theatre production houses in great theatres in Nigeria and beyond.

Kenneth is the Creative director at Performing Arts Workshop & Studio PAWS, where he trains actors, produces and directs theatre. Some of the plays produced and directed with PAWS are; Anatomy of a Woman, Rubiewe, Death & the King’s Horseman, Widow’s Window and the Wives.

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