Following the runaway success of their previous musical production, Kesho Amahoro, Youth Theatre Kenya are back on stage with a whole new take on their 2019 production, Matumaini.
While talking to Sanaa Post, thespian and writer Godfrey Hinga, gives an up-close and personal take on the project.
“It’s been amazing, the kind of perspectives these guys bring to their art is actually something to be admired,”
He says on the behind-the-scenes of doing research and development as well as drawing up ideas for Matumaini with Youth Theatre Kenya.
Matumaini is a story based on an initiative by Ghetto Classics, an enterprise that fosters the use of classical music skills among the youth in Mukuru kwa Reuben and Korogocho.
After their 2019 production, many of the participants had a different outlook on the future, asking questions that much as they had challenges, what were the hopes they would choose to pursue?
“Because we might often choose to look at the glass half empty, but the Matumaini 2019 production was a lesson that looking at the glass half full would help us look into the future and see how hopeful it is and that it all gets better,”
Godfrey Hinga recalls on the impact of the 2019 production.
With over 100 cast members, this year’s edition promises to be much bigger and better with a whole new story and compelling classical from the youth from Mukuru Kwa Reuben and Korogocho.
Youth Theatre Kenya has not only found a way to impact skills to the youth in Mukuru Kwa Reuben and Korogocho but also provide them with the needed resources to perform under a suitable environment.
This latest show will be staged on August 25 through to August 27 at Nairobi Academy School.
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Edited by @peterndoria