By Tony Nwanne
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 present “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.
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.
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.