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’
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The South Sudan Theatre Company will proudly perform in Juba Arabian in the Globe Theatre and they will show that building peace and reconciliation across the divides is their aim.
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.
I always deeply admired the commitment of the people of South Sudan to the celebration of your own culture and to international culture: I remember having many inspirational talks with your people about Shakespeare, even ‘footing’ through lands devastated by Khartoum’s scorched earth policy.