Drama Troupe Shines at Rift Valley Region Drama Festival

Laikipia University was well represented in this year’s Rift Valley Region University  Drama festivals held at the School of Government (SoG) in Kabarnet Baringo County on 7th and 8th March 2019. The University was represented by Laikipia University drama troupe popularly known as the Laikipia Travelling Theatre or LTT. Also present at the event were Moi University, Mount Kenya University (Nakuru Campus), Baraton University, and Evangelical Highlands University (Kericho). Laikipia University competed in 8 categories that included a play, solo verse, choral verse, narrative, modern dance, mime, comedy, and spoken word. In all the categories our University qualified for the next stage National Drama Festivals which will be held at Kibabii University in early April 2019. 3 items scooped the first position, 4 items second position while one item got the third position. The mime, modern dance and comedy got position one, the play, solo verse, narrative and spoken word got position two while the choral verse scooped the third award. The troupe also managed to scoop other awards for best costume, best production, original productions and adjudicator’s awards. The presentations by the group at SoG in Kabarnet comes shortly after the team participated as guests at the Laikipia County Drama Festivals that were held at Marmanet Secondary School a week ago. The team was led by Prof. Nabea who wrote directed all the productions with the assistance of Mr. Obwanga Benson and Mr. Emmanuel Obare an M.A student in the Department of LITCOMS. Production of items for the drama festivals is a very expensive endeavor given the hundreds of thousands of shillings that goes into costume and decor, travelling, directing and production. For this reason the group is very grateful to the Laikipia University Management for availing funds and for also finding time to watch and critic the productions. The group is also grateful for the University Management for providing this platform for the students to nurture their talents which will go a long way in providing a spring board for their future endeavors.

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