magnet theater is a form of community theater that is audience specific, venue specific and seeks to maintain a repeat audience. The activity uses music dance and puppetry to mobilize people a given site in a magnetic manner hence the name. after the mobilization a short skit is done targeting specific behaviors in the community which presents a dilemma for the purpose of provoking them to give their opinions on the issue at hand, then a facilitator comes in to co-ordinate the audience views. The facilitators aim is to mediate the discussion and whatever comes out of the discussion his/her opinion are not welcome.magnet theater runs under the assumption that the community has its own problems and provides its own solutions to the problems. Repacted Kenya is one such organization that i work with going to various communities within Nakuru each week tackling health issues, peace and reconciliation and other issues that may arise.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
5th april marked the end of another successful open mic festival at Kaptembwa in Nakuru town. the festivals were organized by REPACTED KENYA and funded by APHIAIIUSAID were the second of its kind in Nakuru.The festivals aim is to promote hiv/aids awareness to the youths through use of rap music by engaging young and aspiring artist in freestyle battles on thematic issues. The festivals which continued in a series of weeks from estate to estate picking the winning artist to compete at the finals. then the artist were taken through a week long workshop to empower them with the content required by the judges before the finals and they teamed up to compose a song. PILIPILI grazzed the occasion and the music and sound system was handled by DJ Solly from TIDYS RESTURANT.