Nollywood Director Tasks FG On Building Art Theatre In Abuja

Nollywood Director Tasks FG On Building Art Theatre In Abuja

The federal government has been urged by Nollywood filmmaker and dance drama director, Patrick Otoro to erect an art theatre in so that artists can explore their talents and generate revenue for the country.

Otoro made the appeal while addressing newsmen in Abuja recently.

Advertisements

According to him, it is regrettable that the Federal Capital Territory does not have an art theatre.

“One of our challenges in Abuja is that we don’t have a performance hall, like a large theatre.

“We rehearse in small halls and pay daily to rehearse because there is no theatre in Abuja.

“The conference halls we have in Abuja are for conferences not for theatre. With a bunch of talents and creativity in this country, a place like Abuja should have a large theatre for stage performances.

“We, therefore, call on the federal government to build a big art theatre in Abuja to encourage artists to explore their talent and this will also contribute to generating revenue for the government”, Otoro stated.

“When you go to some big hotels in Abuja to hire halls for performance, you pay between three million and five million naira for a day.

public 9

“The cheapest is two million for one day. How much would the producer make from ticket sales?”, he asked.

“For me, this is an indictment on us, the Abuja-based actors and we are saying that give us the money and we will do better.

“If a producer is using Abuja-based actors in Abuja, he or she would not have to pay for flight tickets and expensive hotel accommodations, because we live here and can come from home to movie locations.

“Abuja-based actors are good enough to perform for any producer including the Abuja audience. Stop seeing us as second-class actors in this country. Abuja has everything any movie producer or director needs”, Otoro added.

Advertisements
Contact Admin
Scan the code
%d bloggers like this: