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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

It’s a cause of great celebration that the world’s newest country is being given an opportunity to show their theatre in London. We should always remember that the only true form of diplomacy is culture.

Sir Richard Eyre

theatre and film director

For southern Sudan to be given the opportunity to be part of the Globe Theatre festival, the first of its kind, will be a wreath of honour around the neck of our new born State.

Gabrile Changson Chang

Minister of Culture, Government of South Sudan, July 2011

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