The Ugandan Theatre ENTREPRENEURWhy you should Start Now
By Arthur Okman Kisenyi15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start nowWHO IS A THEATRE ENTREPRENEUR?This is an individual who decides or takes a risks to start a theatre business or company or organization or venture or project for the following reasons;ProfitFunTo help othersEducation purposesEtcHowever little or much this person invests, they are taking a risk to loose there investment. Investment is usually Monetary, Physical, Intellectual, Time and Weight(lol)
15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start nowWhat is Theatre?A lot of people will come up to define what theatre is, some simple and others will make it so complex for your to understand.
BUT Theatre is simply enactment of events scripted or unscripted by actors/actresses to a live audience for mostly entertainment but also for information and education.
Put it in mind that despite what academics want to tell you, theatre is done mostly to entertain.15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why you should start nowUgandan Theatre/Theatre in Uganda I dont have to define what Ugandan Theatre is because it is simply Theatre that is done or that happens in Uganda but I will give a brief history of Theatre in Uganda.
Keep it in mind that Theatre in Uganda is what you will hear most people referring to as Drama.
15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start nowHistory(What you need to know)As an entrepreneur/researcher, you will need to understand that every society in the world had active theatre before the naming of Theatre. This is why even without Television or radio, people were entertained, educated and also earned a living.
The same thing happened through out the kingdoms of Uganda as Kings had to be kept happy and there subjects told about the mightiness of the kings.This I will have you know happened before the coming of scripted drama in Uganda and rise of intellectuals in the field of theatre. Although mostly Drama was usually done with music, it did a very good job for preachers and entertainers.
15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start nowWhat you need to know(contd.)Scripted Drama is believed to have started with the teaching of literature at Makerere University, building of the main hall and later starting of the Music Dance and Drama Department.I am telling you this because I believe you(the entrepreneur) will probably start a professional theatre company where you will produce scripted plays.When scripted Drama started, it was dominated by the following people;Erisa KirondeByron KawadwaAugustine Bukenya
15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start nowWhat you need to know(contd.)Theatre as a business was more profitable before every home had a TV set and before musicians started influencing people.In the 80s Bakayimbira Drama actors, The Ebonies and Afri Talent are some of the groups that gained from theatre.These are the years people would go to theatre every weekend and it was the place to be.However today theatre competes with Music, Film, sports events, Social Media and the internet among others.Therefore unlike theatre in the 80s you need to be super creative and extra hard working to win the competition.15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start nowDrama Groups in UgandaNo one can tell you how many drama groups exist in Uganda currently, not even the Director National Theatre.I can however tell you that most of these groups are looking for quick money and have no plans for surviving in the long run.
However, some of the powerful groups you can study further include;The EboniesBakayimbira DramactorsAlina Talents UgandaFun FactoryZubair FamilyAfri-TalentDiamonds EnsembleEquator Productions+ those I cant recall now
15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start nowWhy you should Start NowThese are the reasons you should start your Theatre Project today;You have the passion to do theatre because without it you wont last long.You know other people who have the same passion because you cant be a theatre professional if you are alone. We all need another person to do what we cant do.You have a new concept to distinguish your group from the other theatre groups.You can work hard, practice, practice and make practice.You can Choose you partners and people to work with wisely to have a lasting project.
15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start nowAnd Also RememberYou can make a fortune doing theatre if you do it wiselyYou can become famous for doing theatre if you do it so well.Movie directors will notice you and you will get those roles.You can influence people when you make a lot of money as a famous Performing Artiste.15 January 2015The Uganda Theatre Entrepreneur. Why tou should start now