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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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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

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.

The Baroness Cox of Queensbury

Founder and CEO, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

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

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