About Jos Repertory Theatre

Jos Repertory Theatre was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit independent theatre organization. Full program implementation commenced in 2000. We are engaged in activities ranging from play/poetry readings, production of scripted plays and the creation of theatre-for-development plays.

We utilize theatre to confront and challenge crucial issues which affect our society with the ultimate aim of educating and entertaining our audiences.

Our community outreach programs has created sketches on diverse subjects ranging from health, water and sanitation, safety in the workplace and agriculture.

Backed by experiences from over a decade of theatre practice, (having taken part in theatre related activities in Sierra Leone, Cote d‘Ivoire, Italy, United States of America, United Kingdom, Kenya, South Africa), the Jos Repertory Theatre has been involved in training programs for artistes including amateurs, the creation of theatre-for-development plays as well as the training of youths in relevant skills acquisition.

Our educational outreach programs has involved schools with the performance of plays in the school curriculum, creation of enlightenment sketches and plays for youths and civic education.

Our touring program has seen us performing both locally and internationally in various cities with particular participation in the 2000 MUSON Festival, the 2003 All Africa Games, the 1st Scottish Festival of Youth Theatres and the 2010 Lagos Black Heritage Festival. We were the Nigerian partners of the British Council in the Connecting Futures project from 2003 – 2006 which culminated in the landmark tour of the UK with the workshop devised play OUR HOUSE. We currently run a regular season of plays in the nations’ capital, Abuja.

Our programs have ranged from a diverse menu of live stage performances and adaptations of literary works and presenting such on stage. The live stage performances are scripted plays which have formed the background to the annual Jos Festival of Theatre.