The Performing Arts Workshop and Studios (PAWStudios) in collaboration with Eko Hotel and Temple Production Foundation is set to re-enact “Shattered,” a stage play, in celebration of the International Day for the Girl Child (IDGC) between the 22nd and 23rd of October.
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, “Shattered” 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 stage place which was first adapted into a play by Kenneth Uphopho, a acclaimed theatre director and festival director of the Lagos Theatre Festival, will feature prime role interpreters such as Jide Kosoko , Tomi Odunsi, Goodness Emmanuel, Patrick Diabuah, Bola Haastrup and AMVCA award winning actress Bikiya Graham Douglas.
The award winning play was first premiered at the British Council Lagos Theatre Festival in 2013 and 2015 provoking widespread advocacy to #BreakTheSilence on social media and other news platforms.
This year’s performance will be held at the Presidential Suits, Eko Hotels, Victoria Island and will kick start PAWSTUDIOS’ National Tour in 6 geopolitical zones starting this October in Lagos.