Digicel Sponsors National Drama Festival for the 5th year
The National Drama Festival 2016 is set to take the stage in October and once again Telecommunications Company, Digicel is throwing its support behind the performing Arts.
The Ministry of Education Department of Culture Youth and Sport, The National School of Theatre Arts and Drama is the organizing arm of the Drama Festival which is expected to engage over one thousand persons including school children, young people and adults from across the length and breadth of Guyana.
Digicel says it is pleased to be associated with this festival, “it gives us the opportunity to invest and maintain our mandate to foster youth and cultural development. We are once again pleased to be associated with and look forward to since drama can be a positive way in which youths can express themselves while at the same time develop their passions.” Digicel’s Louanna Abrams commented.
Acting Director of Culture Ms. Tamika Boatswain representing the Ministry of Culture expressed her sincere thanks to the cell phone company for their sponsorship initiative to help the Ministry promote the arts especially in the interior regions of Guyana seeing this as a development and a part of Guyana’s culture.
Boatswain expressed that investments like these are significant and hopes for continued support in the future with prospects of taking the National Drama Festival to the international stage. This year’s NDF has seen a great response so far with more than forty nine expressions of interest spreading from Regions one, two, ten, nine.
The National School of Theater of Arts and Drama is hoping to get as many regions included in the Drama Festival this year. In the coming weeks there will be outreaches in St. Cuthbert’s Mission and New Amsterdam to create a heightened awareness in the drama festival this year.
The entries for participation in the Drama Festival will close on October 21.The preliminaries being on October 30 to November 12.
The school finals will held from November 14-18 at the Theater Guild while the adults finals will be November 19- 27 at the National Cultural Centre. Admission to all events is free.