Get ready for the new Total Theatre production of the National Theatre of Ghana featuring all three resident groups.
This new production, “Ayiyii” uses the story of Ananse and the pot of wisdom as a metaphor to highlight the richness of our culture, traditions and values.
The story is of “Ayiyii” a peculiar child with unique characteristics who embarks on an adventurous journey, experiencing the rich traditions of our diverse country while he searches for the gold that he believes exists everywhere in Ghana. He ends up having to keep learning and expanding his own knowledge bank by immersing himself in all community activities and making friends along the way.
The scenes and the acts are created from music (classical and traditional), dramatized through movements and dialogues resulting in a whole theater presentation. You will experience the pomp and pageantry that exist at festivals and community celebrations and appreciate the uniqueness of our cultural and traditional practices.
This production is made possible through a collaborative effort between the National Theater and its residents groups and a guest artiste, who is a professor, composer, performer and ethnomusicologist from Minnesota, USA.
The National Theater of Ghana will premiere this performance on the 20th August 2021, at 7pm to invited guests only.
Ayiyii is presented under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and culture.
JOB TITLE: Performer/Lighting Technician
REPORTS TO: Senior Performer/Lighting Engineer
DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: Performing Assistant 1 & 11/Stage Assistant
JOB PURPOSE: Lighting Technician is responsible for setting up and control lighting equipment for live theatre performances. A Lighting Technician will consult with the artistic directors and technical director to determine the types of lighting and special effects that are needed for productions and any other National Theatre activities.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
A minimum of a Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Technical Theatre or its equivalent from a recognized tertiary institution. Must have 3 years post qualification working experience in lighting design for Theatrical productions. Pass a selection interview conducted by the National Theatre Board in consultation with the Public Services Commission.
SKILL AND COMPETENCIES
Technical knowledge and lighting skills.
Manual dexterity and a good level of physical fitness.
Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
Time management skills.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Effective communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Africans are intelligent, innovative, creative and inventive and have greatly contributed to the development of the world, particularly Europe and America.
Wemibam is a “total theatre” (music, dance and drama) production that is exciting and aims at enticing the African Diaspora to come home and join hands with their fellow Africans to develop Africa.
You can buy your tickets at the gate or online.
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF GHANA DURING THIS COVID PERIOD
Following the directives of His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Ghana to extend social public gatherings to 100 persons in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the management of the National Theatre is accordingly adhering to the directives.
Spaces are as such available for rental and productions with strict observation of the protocols. Clients who are interested in booking the National Theatre for various activities may contact the Front of House department on 0302908350/email: email@example.com
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UPCOMING PROGRAMMES FOR 2020
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A presentation of indigenous drama groups and stand-up comedians accompanied by live band music to entertain and educate the public on social issues. (Every second Sunday of the month)
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