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In the wake of independence, a group of dramatists and cultural leaders have come together to form the South Sudan Theatre Company. The company works to promote innovative theatre that both celebrates and challenges South Sudan’s cultural heritage and artistic potential. Join us in supporting the company, and track a national identity in the making.

There is an old saying - ‘Give me a theatre, and I will you give you a nation’

Derik Uya Alfred SSTC co-founder and director (CNN interview, Jan 2012)

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This is a highly significant event and demonstrates the power and universality of culture at the same time as celebrating the emergence of the world's newest country after 50 years of conflict and extreme hardship.

Sir David Green

former Director-General of the British Council

I very much look forward to seeing the work of this bold new company, and to seeing what they have to teach us about Shakespeare today.

John McGrath

Artistic Director, National Theatre Wales

The creation of South Sudan Theatre Company shows how important art can be, even in the most desperate conditions.

François Matarasso

Writer & council member of Arts Council England

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