In 2017, the B.R.I.D.G.E. theatre project came to Rwanda to work with local actors and students to create a play written by local students. The B.R.I.D.G.E. theatre project had brought plays to Rwanda that were written similarly by students from other countries. This exchange of culture was an incredible experience for the students involved.
Thanks to generous support from the US Embassy in Kigali, B.R.I.D.G.E. will be returning to share their methodology for creating plays with the Mashirika team so that more plays can be created and more students voices can be heard.
|May 1-31, 2018||Play creation in local schools||The Youth Outreach Team will use the training to create plays in local schools.|
|June 1-30, 2018||Drama summer program||Using all the education programs of the year, the Youth Outreach Team will be supporting education efforts.|
|July 1-15, 2018||B.R.I.D.G.E. US American students exchange||B.R.I.D.G.E. will return for the fourth edition of the Ubumuntu Arts Festival with students from California, USA to work with local students on a collaboration to be featured in the festival.|
Innocent has both a background in theatre education and theatre practice having studied at Kigali Institute of Education and worked actively as an independent artist with Mashirika on over twelve projects.
Innocent helps organize the annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival, and is most active with the Itetero Radio Drama.
Simon has been an actor with Mashirika since 1998 and has been featured in over fifty productions. Simon acts as the production coordinator, and has many roles at Mashirika; with the company, he has toured to Germany, USA, UK, Kenya and other countries.