The 15th Jos Theatre Festival 2022 will open in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the premises of Alliance Francaise, Jos. The festival has become a nurturing ground for Nigerian artists to showcase their talents and creativity through a Nigerian and international repertory. The 2022 festival has as theme ‘Hope’ and will feature riveting plays. There will be a variety of workshops for the arts community while the theatrical performances will take place in the evenings.
Plays for the Jos Theatre Festival will present poignant messages relating to the digital revolution, relationships, marriage, politics, and current societal ills over three days of performances that will feature the directing skills of two new directors – Kalbang Afsa-Walshak and Mark Musa.
Three plays will be featured and they include the award winning Karel Capek’s Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R.) after a successful performance in Abuja which marked the African/Nigerian premiere of the play. Then Ahmed Yerima is returning to the festival with his iconic play The Sisters and Jerry Alagbaoso, Nigeria’s master satirist is also returning with his latest play Sabita and her Fiancé.
This year the festival is receiving support from the Czech Embassy, Abuja. The Czech Ambassador will be in attendance, in addition to an array of local and international supporters such as Jos Business School, BON Hotel Grand Towers, SafetyCurtain.org, CallNet/AirVend and National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP).
Jos Theatre Festival is returning after a break of one year occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic. An array of over 50 artistes will be showcasing their talents after which the plays will tour in three festival circuits.
The 15th Jos Festival of Theatre 2022 presents occasion to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Jos-based theatre outfit which has performed over 100 plays in its period of existence alongside other activities that have made the organization relevant within the arts community. This year’s showpiece promises to be an interesting and exciting festival in Jos not to be missed.