The Drama Company is one of the three Resident performing groups of the National Theatre of Ghana. It was established in August 1983 as a Model Repertory Troupe to facilitate teaching, , research and experimentation at the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1991, when the National Theatre was built, it became the Resident Theatre Company of the National Theatre of Ghana.
The Company bases its drama concept on an authentic ‘African Theatre Ensemble’, its content and technique embrace the enduring characteristics that make indigenous African Theatre. Which is a unique blend of music, dance and dialogue; with a strong social, spiritual and folkloric base.
The elements of these indigenous African techniques are applied to other productions to create cross and inter-cultural performances. The Company is also capable of performing straight plays.
The Company also uses theatre to engage communities . to raise awareness of, and facilitate the search for durable solutions; and for resolutions to nagging social, economic and civic issues, which militate against steady development; which hopefully results in attitudinal change. For this venture, members of the Company are trained in the methodology and practice of Theatre for Development. the Company therefore operates an extension programme for communities and raises of societal issues The Company is can also be commissioned to develop skits for marketing and sharing an organization’s message.
The Drama Company dramatizes literature text books of the Junior and Senior High Schools for Schools to enhance their understanding of the set books. These performances always include a pre or post performance discussion with the students. The question posed during these sessions are aimed at improving student comprehension of the text