Sunday, May 27, 2012

Kenyan Christians doing theatre

Lots happening on the Kenyan Christian theatre front!  We just came through the Easter season with lots of excellent plays on offer.  Just a sampling:  Word to Life drama team at Mamlaka Hill Chapel brought the Word to life through a dramatic worship service called "Meditations on the Cross."  1 1/4 hours of drama, tableaux, music, meditation and prayer reflecting on the work and death of Jesus.  Powerful response.

Village Easter, with Mavuno's drama ministry and Kijiji Entertainment, presented their latest original musical, "Gangster's Paradise."  A first-rate production with great music and an interesting story line.  They keep getting better and better every year!

Nairobi Baptist is performing "Scarlet: the Redemption Story" this weekend.  This is another original musical done with excellence.  From the same crew that brought "Song of Mary" to life with fantastic original music as well.  

Coming up soon in June is IgizaFest, a drama festival with the theme of modeling victorious Christian living.  It hearkens back to the the Mavuno Festival of the 1990s, where church drama teams came together to celebrate their drama work, compete in a friendly competition and sharpen one another.  

And "Irresistible! Drama Leaders' Conference" will be happening in July.  Lots going on!