Participants from 25 universities have arrived at Plateau State University (PLASU) for the 2018 edition of Nigerian universities theatre arts festival.

The six-day festival begins on Sunday, June 3.

NAN reports that the university was bubbling with activities with colourful troupes rehearsing.

Emmanuel Dandura, chairman, NUTAF board of trustees, expressed optimism that the festival would be a “huge success”.

”This festival, which has the theme ”Connecting Bridges” is like a market place where young and best talents will be seen by our big names in the entertainment industry,” he said.

”Three universities will perform every day; the activities to be featured include drama performance, creative dance, stand-up comedies, workshops, costumes and cosmetics among others.”

Yohanna Izam, PLASU vice-chancellor, said the institution is the first state-owned university to host the festival.

”In the past few weeks, our university has been wearing a new look preparatory to hosting this festival. We are ready and shall not disappoint,” he said.

He pledged PLASU’s continuous partnership with NUTAF, saying that it is ready to collaborate with it towards tapping the potential in the nation’s entertainment industry.

Thomas Anpe, dean, faculty of theatre arts, PLASU, advised participants to ”relax and enjoy Plateau”.



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