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.

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 the series of events that happen after a rape has occurred while encouraging the community and victims of sexual assault to break the silence. The story was adapted 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.

Date : 22nd & 23rd, October 2016
Time : 3pm and 7pm
Venue: Presidential Suite Eko Hotel
Tickets:N 10,000 & N15,000

Join the conversation by following and using the hashtag #BreaktheSilence on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

This article was originally published on Olisa.TV. Reposted with permission. Read the original article.

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