A newly commissioned live performance taking place simultaneously between Bristol (UK), Kampala (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda) in summer 2017. Can You Hear Me Now is created and directed by Caroline Williams.
MAYK are partnering with Ubumuntu Festival in Kigali and Theatre Factory in Kampala to commission one artist in each country to work together to create a new live performance that explores the lived experience of young people in these very different cities. The commissioned work will use digital technology to link performance spaces and audiences.
Ubumuntu Festival is led by Hope Azeda, a major figure in contemporary Rwandan theatre, and is held annually following the last week of the 100 days commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. It is held at the outdoor amphitheater of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and brings different artists from around the world to convene in Kigali Rwanda.
Theatre Factory is led by Philip Luswata and is one of Uganda's leading theatre and film producing companies.
Can You Hear Me Now? is a new Arts new Audiences (nAnA) grantee through the 'British Council’s East Africa Arts' programme.