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Event: PAWSTUDIOS Presents “Shattered” in Honour of International Day for The Girl Child


In anticipation of the International Day
for the Girl Child, the Performing Arts
Workshop and Studios (PAWSTUDIOS) in
conjunction with Eko Hotel and Temple
Production Foundation presents

“Shattered”, a stage play, which is based
on Bode Asiyanbi’s entry for BBC story
writing competition portrays the culture
of silence and the society’s complacency
on the issues of rape. It examines and explains the
series of events that happen after a rape
has occurred while encouraging the
community and victims of sexual assault
to break the silence and if possible protest about it.

The story was adapted and implemented into a play by
Kenneth Uphopho, a critically acclaimed
theatre director and festival director of
the Lagos Theatre Festival.

First premiered at the British Council
Lagos Theatre Festival in 2013 and again
in 2015 with a Q&A session, the award
winning play provoked widespread
advocacy to #BreakTheSilence on social
media and other news platforms.

Starring Jide Kosoko , Tomi Odunsi,
Goodness Emmanuel, Patrick Diabuah,
Bola Haastrup and AMVCA award
winning actress Bikiya Graham Douglas,
the performance will kick start
PAWSTUDIOS’ National Tour in 6
geopolitical zones starting this October
in Lagos.

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