Jos Repertory Theatre

An interview with the Jos Repertory Theatre

Who has been helped by IPAT’s support and how?

There are four actors
Talatu Joseph – Franka Ballenka nee Mafulul – Monday Tongman – Samson Isaac.
IPAT makes available to them a quarter yearly grant which enables them to work and still be on their medication regularly.

What changes do you hope to see in your community and in your lives?

We believe that the arts can be used to support education and health.
We have created sketches on health issues that seek to educate and enlighten people especially
in the rural areas on cost effective ways to live healthy and productive lives.
In the area of education, the arts can help students to pass their examinations, especially English and English literature
through regular performances of plays in the school curriculum.
Also, we have had situations where we collaborated with the local museum to take museum studies to schools.
We had a pilot scheme with three local schools.

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