“Shattered”, a stage play, is being organised in commemoration of the International Day for the Girl Child.
The stage play is based on Bode Asiyanbi’s entry for BBC story writing competition portrays the culture of silence and the society’s complacency on the issues of rape.
It examines the series of events that happen after a rape has occurred while encouraging the community and victims of sexual assault to break the silence.
The story was adapted into a play by Kenneth Uphopho, a critically acclaimed theatre director and festival director of the Lagos Theatre Festival.
The award-winning play which was first premiered at the British Council Lagos Theatre Festival in 2013 and again in 2015 with a Q&A session, provoked widespread advocacy to #BreakTheSilence on social media and other news platforms.
The drama stars Jide Kosoko, Tomi Odunsi, Goodness Emmanuel, Patrick Diabuah, Bola Haastrup and Bikiya Graham Douglas, AMVCA award winning actress.
The play will be shown at the presidential suite, Eko hotel, on Saturday and Sunday (October 22-23) by 3pm and 7pm.
Shattered is a project of Paw Studios in conjunction with Eko Hotel and Temple Production Foundation.
The performance will kick-start Paw Studios’ national tour in 6 geopolitical zones starting this October in Lagos.
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